The Resource The jade lily, Kirsty Manning

The jade lily, Kirsty Manning

Label
The jade lily
Title
The jade lily
Statement of responsibility
Kirsty Manning
Creator
Author
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.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10674819
Cataloging source
WWBK
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Manning, Kirsty
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Families
  • Female friendship
  • Vietnamese
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Grandparents
  • Friendship
  • Shanghai (China)
Target audience
adult
Label
The jade lily, Kirsty Manning
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062185537
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
443 pages
Isbn
9781760294793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1022212382
Label
The jade lily, Kirsty Manning
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062185537
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
443 pages
Isbn
9781760294793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1022212382

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