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The Resource The Jade Lily

The Jade Lily

Label
The Jade Lily
Title
The Jade Lily
Statement of responsibility
Kirsty Manning
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 2016, fleeing London with a broken heart, Alexandra returns to Australia to be with her grandparents, Romy and Wilhelm, when her grandfather is dying. With only weeks left together, her grandparents begin to reveal the family mysteries they have kept secret for more than half a century.In 1939, two young girls meet in Shanghai, the 'Paris of the East': beautiful local Li and Viennese refugee Romy form a fierce friendship. But the deepening shadows of World War Two fall over the women as Li and Romy slip between the city's glamorous French Concession and the desperate Shanghai Ghetto. Eventually, they are forced separate ways as Romy doubts Li's loyalties.After Wilhelm dies, Alexandra flies to Shanghai, determined to trace her grandparents' past. As she peels back the layers of their hidden lives, she begins to question everything she knows about her family - and herself.A gorgeously told tale of female friendship, the price of love, and the power of hardship and courage to shape us all
Member of
Summary
Returning to Australia to attend her grandfather's deathbed, a heartbroken woman learns the remarkable story of her grandmother, a Jewish refugee who forged a fateful friendship with a local in World War II Shanghai
Tone
Writing style
Award
Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2018.
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10674819
Cataloging source
NOV
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Manning, Kirsty
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Australian Fiction
  • General Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Jade Lily
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_493781
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760635640
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Jade Lily
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_493781
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760635640
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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