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Catherine Aerie

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Let me introduce myself and The Dance of the Spirits. I am Catherine Aerie. The Dance of the Spirits is my historical novel. The book won the 2014 eLit Awards sponsored by Jenkins Group Publishing. The story is of an American Army Lieutenant, a young Chinese surgeon and their forbidden love in a forgotten war.
I invite you to review my book and appreciate your comments. You can also see some Amazon reviews at
The book’s ISBN 9780989690928
I hope you can give The Dance of the Spirits a chance.
Best wishes to you and yours.

Best wishes to my readers

you are the angels to me, a first-time author. Now I realized the most precious encouragement and gifts I ever received are from you. If I could, I would send flowers to each and every one of you.

I wish you a wonderful holiday season and sweet dreams come true.

Thank you again for the encouragement you gave me and The Dance of the Spirits.
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The Dance of the Spirits

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“You have no idea what this country truly is, my carefree young mistress. You've only shed tears for another dress you could not get, another dance you were denied, another piece of jewelry you lost. Do you know what starvation can do to a proud soul? Do you know the thoughts that injustice can bring to the innermost parts of a person's mind? No. You avoid beggars on the street as if they are plagues - instead of humans who wish they could be born to your birth; you enjoy your winter ice cream by the fireplace while hundreds of those ones whom you call 'dregs' are freezing to death on the street; you enjoy the feeling of superiority you get from bestowing your charity on those who receive it in trade for their pride. You don't care to give a thought to their pain or frustration when they have to wear their ingratiating smile as a mask. This world judges people not by their deeds, their talents, or their morals - only by their birth and wealth.”
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“Little King was not just a dog. He was part of Jasmine's childhood; he was a little brother, a dear faithful friend, and an indiscriminate companion to all the humans in the Garden Of Melody, whether they were noble or humble, whether they were rich or poor.”
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“You enthralled me on the first day I was brought to your house. I still remember how you played by the lily pond, every turning of your hand, every fine line of your soft, pink face and rosy lips, and the red leather shoes glittering on your feet - that moment is engraved in my memory. You've grown up now and given me a second life. I see that you're the only one in this world that I will ask to be my wife.”
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George Hi Catherine,

I will be pleased to become your (110th) goodreads friend. Thanks for inviting me. I will also be pleased to give your 'historical novel,' The Dance of the Spirits a chance, just as soon as I can get through the four or five ebooks I now have on my iPad that have a deadline for return to the La Mirada Library. I give fair warning, though—I am a critical and often grumpy reader.

One question: Why did you choose to write about Korea, and the Korean War? Okay, make that two questions, please: Have you read either if memoirist Helie Lee's stories about her family and the history of the Korean Peninsular since the 1950's

Conner Hi Catherine! I received your book and I'm gonna start it today. I'll post a review when I'm finished (:

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