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Spring Moon

A Novel of China

Bette Bao Lord


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At a time of mystery and cruelty ... in an ancient land of breathtaking beauty and exotic surprise ... a courageous woman triumphs over her world's ultimate tragedy.

Behind the garden walls of the House of Chang, pampered daughter Spring Moon is born into luxury and privilege. But the tempests of change sweep her into a new world -- one of hardship, turmoil, and heartbreak, one that threatens to destroy her husband, her family, and her darkest secret love. Through a tumultuous lifetime, Spring Moon must cling to her honor, to the memory of a time gone by, and to a destiny, foretold at her birth, that has yet to be fulfilled.

Praise For Spring Moon: A Novel of China

“A Chinese Gone With The Wind.”
— Publishers Weekly

“An excellent novel”
— Wall Street Journal

“The interwoven fates of five generation...Murder, passion, betrayal, incest and intrigue...and the conflict of generations.”
— Boston Globe

“I loved this book...Spellbinding.”
— Anne Rice

“War and love and money and revolution--and dynasty...A remarkable book.”
— Mike Wallace

Harper Perennial, 9780060599751, 480pp.

Publication Date: April 27, 2004

About the Author

Bette Bao Lord based her acclaimed middle grade novel In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson largely on the days when she herself was a newcomer to the United States. She is also the author of Spring Moon, nominated for the American Book Award for First Novel, and Eighth Moon.