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Paper Butterfly by Diane Wei Liang
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Jul 25, 2011

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bookshelves: fiction, china, mystery
Read from July 31 to August 05, 2011

Readers should investigate the website of Diane Wei Liang at It provides some interesting background about the author who spent some of her formative years with her parents in a forced labor camp in China and was in Tiananmen Square in 1989.

I read this book because I have an adopted daughter who was born in Aksu, China. This book takes you into modern China as it weaves it tale of mystery. As in many detective stories, all the loose ends are wrapped up in the last pages. At 224 pages in paperback, it is a short book easily read in a couple of days. I found it enjoyable and informative to read without taxing my summer brain overmuch.

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Reading Progress

08/05/2011 page 85
08/05/2011 page 146
61.0% "The plot thickens: "Tiananmen Square had played a part in both their lives, in lost love, hope shattered, and faith betrayed.""
08/05/2011 page 176
73.0% "Strong woman character: "She would follow her heart. She would not be bullied. She would neither give in nor give up.""

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