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Shanghai Love (Paperback)
Married to a ghost husband and sent to Shanghai to manage his family's herbal shop, Peilin's life has always been decided for her, but then she meets Henri, a young Jewish doctor who has just fled Nazi Germany, and an unlikely love blossoms between them...and changes everything.
About the Author
Layne Wong is a novelist interested in writing through a cultural lens. She is third-generation Chinese-American; her husband is of Jewish heritage. Exploring this union in the context of history was the inspiration behind "Shanghai Love."Layne wrote for television and worked as a Development Associate (D-girl) for various TV and feature production companies. She is a member of the Writers Guild of America (WGA), The Authors Guild, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS), and Independent Writers of Southern California (IWOSC), the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE), and the David Henry Hwang writing workshops through the East-West Players Theater in Los Angeles. She was selected for the prestigious AFI TV writer s program. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in English Literature and lives in Southern California with her husband. She s currently at work on her second novel.
A dream-come true for space geeks everywhere, what kid doesn't dream of being on the moon or, in this case, Mars? Preparing for this adventure is arduous, time consuming and knowledge-expanding, which author Maberry brings home in fascinating detail and authority. Tristan, whose Mom and Dad are also going with the first 50 humans to colonize Mars, has a longstanding girlfriend in Izzy - who both have to deal with reality TV, the media and constant attention, as this is a one-way trip for Tristan. Intrigue on the ground in the form of violent Neo-Luddites protesters - things go haywire on the voyage. With a fact-moving plot, an interesting subplot of unknown Chinese Martian colonists, the thrill of space is wonderfully conveyed in this fantastic story. Hang on as I hope there are sequels in store! - Maureen