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Sky Burial by Xinran
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Oct 27, 2007

really liked it
Recommended for: those who would like to read of true love and know more about the Tibetan culture
Read in January, 2008

I'm so glad I came across this little treasure - on sale for $4 in a cute book shop (The Elliott Bay Book Company) in Seattle. The book claims to be a true story, but this is never confirmed.

Sky Burial is a love story set in both Tibet and China in the mid to fairly late 1900's, with the main character being Shu Wen, who is searching for her husband after he goes to Tibet as a doctor in the People Liberation Army.

Although this was a difficult time for both countries in regards to war and political/governmental changes, the author chose to only briefly mention these issues, and focused instead on true love, the desire for peace, and the landscape, culture, and people of Tibet.

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