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In a small village in Henan province, China, a farmer yearns for a son to bring his family power and negate past injustices. When a girl is born instead, he defies destiny and raises his daughter, Li, as a boy, then entreats the monks of the famed Shaolin temple to make Li into a Shaolin warrior.

Years of intense physical, mental, and spiritual training hone Li’s skills an
Paperback, 263 pages
Published May 6th 2020 by Maha Publishing
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Sarah Collins
May 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone

I came across this book by chance while in pursuit for a motivating and thought-provoking novel. And what a surprise! This book was unlike any other book that I have read, and has taken a life of its own.

Shaolina combines an atmosphere of spirituality with China's Shaolin Temple (the home of Zen Buddhism and Kung Fu) and the glitz and glam of Hollywood celebrities following the adventures of the protagonist "Li". Everyone can relate to the book in some way. The book gets more engaging w
Amy A.
May 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
One of the most original stories I've read in a long time. The author masterfully mixes the themes of celebrity and spirituality, as the monk struggles to find her identity and place in a materialistic world.

The first three chapters admittedly feel distant, but then the story becomes thoroughly engaging and it's hard to put the book down. The plot and poetic prose took me on a mountain range of emotions and the insights still reverberate with me.

A beautiful book, artfully done, and highly recomm
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Maha Al Fahim graduated with the highest honors in Public Policy from Princeton University. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in International Policy at Stanford University.

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