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Along the River by Adeline Yen Mah
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bookshelves: 2011, young-adult, historical-fiction, fantasy-sci-fi

CC is running away from a woman who scared/startled her while at the Chinese market in Feng Jie. She almost makes it, but then she falls and is knocked unconscious. She wakes up in a hospital. Recovery seems to be taking longer than expected so the doctor decides to hypnotize her and see if there is something else going on. Listening to the tapes of her session, it's revealed that CC has memories of being a young Chinese girl named Mei Lan over 800 years before. Mei Lan was the daughter of a wealthy and privileged family during the Song dynasty. Her story tells one of the possible origins of one of the most famous paintings from that time.

Fascinating characters, interesting plot twists.
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Reading Progress

February 28, 2011 – Started Reading
February 28, 2011 – Shelved
March 3, 2011 – Shelved as: 2011
March 3, 2011 – Shelved as: young-adult
March 3, 2011 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
March 3, 2011 – Shelved as: fantasy-sci-fi
March 3, 2011 – Finished Reading

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