Eastern Fiction

A Listmania! list by Julie Merilatt "julzddm" (Chicago, IL)
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The list author says: "Eastern culture is so beautiful, full of richness and history. Here are some of my favorite books dealing with the far East."
The Good Earth (Enriched Classics)
1.  The Good Earth (Enriched Classics) by Pearl S. Buck
The list author says:
  "Pearl Buck's award-winning classic follows the life of Wang Lung, a peasant farmer in rural China.  Throughout the decades, his family and wealth grows and prospers, but not without some hardship.  This is a beautiful narrative that has endured throughout the generations"
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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: A Novel
2.  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: A Novel by Lisa See
The list author says:
  "Two fiends grow up together in China amidst a culture that deems women inferior.  They endure foot binding and arranged marriages, while maintaining their friendship through written code sacred to women.  A touching book that any woman can appreciate regardless of culture."
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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress: A Novel
3.  Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress: A Novel by Ina Rilke
The list author says:
  "During the Chinese Cultural Revolution, two friends are sent to a remote mountain village for re-education.  During their banishment, these two young men find comfort in the friendship of a local girl and in forbidden Western literature.  Part love story, part history lesson, part literary journey, this is a great novel."
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Waiting: A Novel
4.  Waiting: A Novel by Ha Jin
The list author says:
  "Ling Kong leads a complicated life in Communist China.  A military doctor, he spends years attempting to divorce his simple country wife in order to marry a nurse he has fallen in love with.  The path his life takes is full of struggles, even when he finally gets what he always wanted."
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The Samurai's Garden: A Novel
5.  The Samurai's Garden: A Novel by Gail Tsukiyama
The list author says:
  "Stephen, a Chinese teenager, is sent to Japan to recover from tuberculosis as war breaks out at the beginning of WWI.  A stranger in the enemy's land, Stephen fins peace among friends and the gardens they create.  A story full of sorrow and hope, terror and beauty."
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Memoirs of a Geisha
6.  Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
The list author says:
  "This gorgeous narrative follows the evolution of Sayuri from a simple peasant girl to a beautiful geisha.  She conquers rivals and difies odds to become the most coveted geisha in Kyoto.  This is a remarkable love story set against the beautiful backdrop of early 20th century Japan."
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Peony in Love: A Novel
7.  Peony in Love: A Novel by Lisa See
The list author says:
  "A haunting tale about how love transends death in 17th Century China.  With themes from the Peony Pavilion opera."
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Beneath a Marble Sky: A Love Story
8.  Beneath a Marble Sky: A Love Story by John Shors
The list author says:
  "Jahanara is the daughter of the emperor who commissioned the Taj Mahal to honor his dead wife.  She grows up in the shadow if its construction and falls in love with its architect.  At the same time, she watches her fathers empire fall apart and her family divide during a power struggle.  A great evolution of both the monument and the woman."
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Dreams of Joy: A Novel
9.  Dreams of Joy: A Novel by Lisa See
The list author says:
  "The sequal to Shanghai Girls explores the turmoil during Mao's Great Leap Forward."
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