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  • The Expatriates

    By Janice Y.K. Lee

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143108429
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: October 2016
  • The Expatriates

    By Janice Y.K. Lee

    Our Price: $13.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780525429470
    • Publisher: Viking
    • Published: January 2016
    ""Devastating and heartwarming, and exquisite in every way, this is a book you'll fall deeply in love with and never want to put down." --Kevin Kwan From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Piano Teacher, a beautiful, transporting novel about motherhood, marriage, and friendship Janice Y. K. Lee's blockbuster hit debut, The Piano Teacher, was called "immensely satisfying" by People, "intensely readable" by O, The Oprah Magazine, and "a rare and exquisite story" by Elizabeth Gilbert. Now, in her long-awaited new novel, Lee explores with devastating poignancy the emotions, identities, and relationships of three very different American women living in the same small expat community in Hong Kong. Mercy, a young Korean American and recent Columbia graduate, is adrift, undone by a terrible incident in her recent past. Hilary, a wealthy housewife, is haunted by her struggle to have a child, something she believes could save her foundering marriage. Meanwhile, Margaret, once a happily married mother of three, questions her maternal identity in the wake of a shattering loss. As each woman struggles with her own demons, their lives collide in ways that have irreversible consequences for them all. Atmospheric, moving, and utterly compelling, The Expatriates confirms Lee as an exceptional talent and one of our keenest observers of women's inner lives"--
  • The Piano Teacher

    By Janice Y.K. Lee

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143116530
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: November 2009
    Former Elle editor Lee delivers a standout debut dealing with the rigors of love and survival during a time of war, and the consequences of choices made under duress. Claire Pendleton, newly married and arrived in Hong Kong in 1952, finds work giving piano lessons to the daughter of Melody and Victor Chen, a wealthy Chinese couple. While the girl is less than interested in music, the Chens' flinty British expat driver, Will Truesdale, is certainly interested in Claire, and vice versa. Their fast-blossoming affair is juxtaposed against a plot line beginning in 1941 when Will gets swept up by the beautiful and tempestuous Trudy Liang, and then follows through his life during the Japanese occupation. As Claire and Will's affair becomes common knowledge, so do the specifics of Will's murky past, Trudy's motivations and Victor's role in past events. The rippling of past actions through to the present lends the narrative layers of intrigue and more than a few unexpected twists. Lee covers a little-known time in Chinese history without melodrama, and deconstructs without judgment the choices people make in order to live one more day under torturous circumstances. Kindle Price: $12.99
  • The Piano Teacher

    By Janice Y.K. Lee

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780670020485
    • Publisher: Viking
    • Published: January 2009
    The Japanese invasion of China poses a terrible threat to the crowded, busy British outpost of Hong Kong, but Will Truesdale's thoughts are occupied completely by beautiful Trudy Liang. The intrigue and betrayal that plagues the European community of the island threatens to poison its future, but by the time Claire Pendleton arrives in 1952, all memory of that time has been carefully hidden from view. She and her husband left England for a new life in a city at once familiarly european and utterly foreign; she never expected her job as a piano teacher would lead to a love affair that could threaten the delicate post-war facade of Hong Kong's elite.

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