Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Author Mingmei Yip - East Meets West

Want a chance to win some great prizes from Mingmei Yip? Hurry because the contest is over at the end of March. Enter the contest at:

Prizes: An autographed copy of Petals from the Sky and a beautiful beaded Chinese evening purse! 

PEACH BLOSSOM PAVILLION is the story of the last courtesan, or geisha, in China. With great insight based on detailed research carried out in China, Mingmei has re-created the elegant, refined, intriguing Chinese courtesan culture. Her story has been described as ”Sweeping in scope and stunning in its evocation of China…Peach Blossom Pavilion is a remarkable novel with an unforgettable heroine at the heart of its powerful story….”

From the acclaimed author of Peach Blossom Pavilion comes a lush and lyrical novel of East and West – and of one young woman’s search for her heart’s true calling…. PETALS FROM THE SKY is the story of a young Chinese woman who escapes her dysfunctional, ne’er-do-well family to become a Buddhist nun – only to realize she had run away from her own heart.

Visit Mingmei Yip online.
"I now have seven books to my credit, five in Chinese and two in English. Most recent are Peach Blossom Pavilion (Kensington) and Chinese Children’s Favorite Stories (Tuttle). My books in Chinese include The Art of Qin Music, Guqin Music and Chinese Culture, World of Music, Never Poles Apart (collection of essays), and Good Time on Earth, a book on Zen Buddhism. All have been well received in Hong Kong and three have had Taiwan editions. I even had the ultimate compliment for an Asian writer – one of my books was pirated in China!"


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