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Product Details

  • Paperback: 487 pages
  • Publisher: PublishAmerica (September 11, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 142414776X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1424147762
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,810,911 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is a window into her soul.
Reader Views
D.K. Christi, uses her vast education, her many travels to foreign lands and her knowledge of various cultures to write this brilliant, seamless, love story.
TINY
I really liked the way D.K. Christi writes.
Tory Lynn

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Tory Lynn on October 16, 2006
Format: Paperback
From the moment I began reading the story I was drawn in by Melani, the main character.

D.K. Christi has a way of telling a story with detailed description taking

her readers on a journey to places around the globe. I felt as if I were

there right beside the main character as she described the places she went.

The sights, sounds and smells of each of the places she takes her readers on is

just the tip of the ice burg as she takes us on Melani's life journey from

the time she was young to growing old. There were times I cheered her on

and times I wanted to scream as she made decisions in her life that makes

her unique. Each chapter is like a story on it own, a journal of

experiences written, telling the story of a woman who finds love. This

romance describes to the reader a time of complete love and estacy, to times

of regrets and questions and back again. I really liked the way D.K.

Christi writes. I look forward to seeing more work from her.

Tory Lynn
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By TINY on October 23, 2006
Format: Paperback
Review by D. L Montgomery, author of A Nanosecond To Eternity in the Twinkling of an Eye . A tour of heaven and how the earth comes to the end of life as we now know it.

Book Reviewed:

Arirang: The Bamboo Connection. By D.K. Christi

ISBN: 1-4241-4776-X 487 pages, Softcover PublishAmerica

D.K. Christi unfolds a compelling tale that has everything that you would want in a romantic novel: travel, love, adventure, happiness, pain, grief, disaster and finally how to live comfortably through the rest of our days on earth.

D.K. Christi, uses her vast education, her many travels to foreign lands and her knowledge of various cultures to write this brilliant, seamless, love story.

Melani, her main character in Arirang: The Bamboo Connection, is married, has a young son Brian and works and lives in Korea. She is not happy with her marriage but has made friends with Dale and Jack, who have given her the friendship and love that she so desperately needs.

Melani, her husband Derek and son Brian take a vacation to various exotic lands in the mid east, that are described in the book with exacting detail; one can see in their minds eye every enchanting sight, smell the aroma of the food available in the various outdoor market places and have a tingling sensation at the back of your neck when reading some of the harrowing adventures that take place during the vacation and through the balance of the story.

I found the book to be a tour de force that will be enjoyed and appreciated by readers of all genres.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Reader Views on March 2, 2007
Format: Paperback
Reviewed by Debra Gaynor for Reader Views (1/07)

Jack has the bluest eyes Melani has ever seen. There is something special between them when their eyes meet. She met him at the tennis courts in Korea never suspecting their paths would cross again. Jack wanted them to meet again. Melani is married but her husband "spends his business evenings in the Kiesing houses, arriving home too drunk to miss me. Like Cinderella, the ball has come to an end."

Jack mesmerizes Melani. "He has impressed on me that our whole existence is based on our relationship together at that moment in time. The rest of the world is another place, not allowed to intrude on our feelings for each other. Nor do our feelings need to affect anyone else."

This is the life story of a young girl, from childhood through her "senior" years. Melani's life is an adventure. She travels from America, to Korea, the British Isles, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland. Her marriage to Derek began like most with dreams and ideals but it ended with affairs and divorce.

Another marriage ends in rage and abuse. "When he was good he was very, very good but when he was bad he was horrible." Melani and her son Brian were on their own again "with an ocean of tears behind us." Jack will always remain her soul mate.

This is a book of tears, joy, adventure, pain, love, duplicity and grief. Melani is a woman of great character and intellect. She is strong but doesn't always realize it. This book is a window into her soul.

D.K. Christi is a tremendously talented author. She writes "Arirang: The Bamboo Connection" from the first person perspective, giving readers the sense of being Melani. She offers great insight on the personality of her main character.
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More About the Author

D. K. Christi is a traveler and adventurer who chronicles her experiences in short stories in The World Outside the Window anthology, "Rose's Question", Romance of My Dreams anthologies I and II, "The Ice Storm" and "The View From the Balcony" Amazon Shorts at Amazon.com and in her debut novel, Arirang: The Bamboo Connection that takes the reader on a world adventure. Ghost Orchid, a mystery of love, lies and redemption wrapped around a mystical ghost orchid was released in 2009 to rave reviews by NPR and MBR. Amour, a collection of former Amazon Shorts was just released on Kindle.