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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.
Put simply, this is a love story to words; words said and unsaid, written and lost, found and loved. Told from two perspectives with a scattering of letters thrown in between, the story follows Rachel and Henry as they learn to grieve, to let go, and to find themselves. Anyone who has ever loved a book can understand the catalyst that simple words can have on these characters. - Jessica