Dragon Springs Road

Dragon Springs Road

That night I dreamed that I had wandered out to Dragon Springs Road all on my own, when a dreadful knowledge seized me that my mother had gone away never to return . . .

Author: Janie Chang

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062388971

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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From the author of Three Souls comes a vividly imagined and haunting new novel set in early 20th century Shanghai—a story of friendship, heartbreak, and history that follows a young Eurasian orphan’s search for her long-lost mother. That night I dreamed that I had wandered out to Dragon Springs Road all on my own, when a dreadful knowledge seized me that my mother had gone away never to return . . . In 1908, Jialing is only seven years old when she is abandoned in the courtyard of a once-lavish estate near Shanghai. Jialing is zazhong—Eurasian—and faces a lifetime of contempt from both Chinese and Europeans. Without her mother’s protection, she can survive only if the estate’s new owners, the Yang family, agree to take her in. Jialing finds allies in Anjuin, the eldest Yang daughter, and Fox, an animal spirit who has lived in the haunted courtyard for centuries. But Jialing’s life as the Yangs’ bondservant changes unexpectedly when she befriends a young English girl who then mysteriously vanishes. Always hopeful of finding her long-lost mother, Jialing grows into womanhood during the tumultuous early years of the Chinese republic, guided by Fox and by her own strength of spirit, away from the shadows of her past. But she finds herself drawn into a murder at the periphery of political intrigue, a relationship that jeopardizes her friendship with Anjuin and a forbidden affair that brings danger to the man she loves.
Categories: Fiction

Dragon Springs Road

Dragon Springs Road

“Filled with enchantment and intrigue” (Toronto Star) and “a great choice for a book club” (The Huffington Post), Dragon Springs Road takes readers on an evocative journey a century in the past and half a world away.

Author: Janie Chang

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 144343938X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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“Filled with enchantment and intrigue” (Toronto Star) and “a great choice for a book club” (The Huffington Post), Dragon Springs Road takes readers on an evocative journey a century in the past and half a world away. In early-twentieth-century Shanghai, an ancient imperial dynasty collapses, a new government struggles to life and two girls are bound together in a friendship that will be tested by duty, honour and love. Abandoned in the courtyard of a once-lavish estate outside Shanghai, seven-year-old Jialing learns she is zazhong—Eurasian—and thus doomed to face a lifetime of contempt from both Chinese and Europeans. The Yang family, new owners of the estate, reluctantly take her in as a servant. As Jialing grows up, her only allies are Anjuin, the eldest Yang daughter, and Fox, an animal spirit who has lived in the courtyard for more than three hundred years. But when a young English girl appears and befriends the lonely orphan—and then mysteriously vanishes—Jialing’s life takes an unexpected turn. As Jialang grows into womanhood during the tumultuous early years of the Chinese republic, she must find a way to survive political intrigue, jealousy, forbidden love and even murder. Through every turn she is guided, both by Fox and by her own strength of spirit, away from the shadows of her past toward a very different fate. “Rich with detail and a fascinating interplay between the spiritual and earthly realms, Chang’s second novel explores whether it is possible to overcome your past” (Booklist).
Categories: Fiction

The Library of Legends

The Library of Legends

But there are broader consequences too, for as the ancient books travel across China, they awaken immortals and guardian spirits to embark on an exodus of their own, one that changes the country’s fate forever.

Author: Janie Chang

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062851512

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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“The Library of Legends is a gorgeous, poetic journey threaded with mist and magic about a group from a Chinese university who take to the road to escape the Japanese invasion of 1937 – only to discover that danger stalks them from within. Janie Chang pens pure enchantment!” —Kate Quinn, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Alice Network and The Huntress From the author of Three Souls and Dragon Springs Road comes a captivating historical novel—the third in a loosely-connected trilogy—in which a young woman travels across China with a convoy of student refugees, fleeing the hostilities of a brutal war with Japan. “Myths are the darkest and brightest incarnations of who we are…” China, 1937: When Japanese bombs begin falling on the city of Nanking, nineteen-year-old Hu Lian and her classmates at Minghua University are ordered to flee. Lian and a convoy of more than a hundred students, faculty, and staff must walk a thousand miles to the safety of China’s western provinces, a journey marred by hunger, cold, and the constant threat of aerial attack. And it is not just the student refugees who are at risk: Lian and her classmates have been entrusted with a priceless treasure, a 500-year-old collection of myths and folklore known as the Library of Legends. Her family’s past has made Lian wary of forming attachments, but the students’ common duty to safeguard the Library of Legends forms unexpected bonds. Lian finds friendship and a cautious romance with the handsome and wealthy Liu Shaoming. But after one classmate is murdered and another arrested, Lian realizes she must escape from the convoy before a family secret puts her in danger. Accompanied by Shao and the enigmatic maidservant Sparrow, Lian makes her way to Shanghai, hoping to reunite with her mother. On the journey, Lian learns of the connection between her two companions and a tale from the Library of Legends, The Willow Star and the Prince. Learning Shao and Sparrow’s true identities compels Lian to confront her feelings for Shao. But there are broader consequences too, for as the ancient books travel across China, they awaken immortals and guardian spirits to embark on an exodus of their own, one that changes the country’s fate forever. Based on true events, rich in Chinese history and lore, The Library of Legends is both an illuminating exploration of China’s recent past and an evocative tale of love, sacrifice, and the extraordinary power of storytelling.
Categories: Fiction

Three Souls

Three Souls

An absorbing novel of romance and revolution, loyalty and family, sacrifice and undying love We have three souls, or so I'd been told.

Author: Janie Chang

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062293213

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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An absorbing novel of romance and revolution, loyalty and family, sacrifice and undying love We have three souls, or so I'd been told. But only in death could I confirm this.... So begins the haunting and captivating tale, set in 1935 China, of the ghost of a young woman named Leiyin, who watches her own funeral from above and wonders why she is being denied entry to the afterlife. Beside her are three souls—stern and scholarly yang; impulsive, romantic yin; and wise, shining hun—who will guide her toward understanding. She must, they tell her, make amends. As Leiyin delves back in time with the three souls to review her life, she sees the spoiled and privileged teenager she once was, a girl who is concerned with her own desires while China is fractured by civil war and social upheaval. At a party, she meets Hanchin, a captivating left-wing poet and translator, and instantly falls in love with him. When Leiyin defies her father to pursue Hanchin, she learns the harsh truth—that she is powerless over her fate. Her punishment for disobedience leads to exile, an unwanted marriage, a pregnancy, and, ultimately, her death. And when she discovers what she must do to be released from limbo into the afterlife, Leiyin realizes that the time for making amends is shorter than she thought. Suffused with history and literature, Three Souls is an epic tale of revenge and betrayal, forbidden love, and the price we are willing to pay for freedom.
Categories: Fiction

Never Regret Falling in Love with You

Never Regret Falling in Love with You

I've already reached Dragon Springs Road. I'll be home soon. I'll buy it for you ... ah!" A short, panicky shout was followed by the screeching of brakes, ...

Author: Yu Meiren

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 9781647968076

Category: Fiction

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Your love for me turned out to be just a misunderstanding. He is a proud outstanding person in high status while she is just a humble little maid. From the moment they met, he began to bully her, but at the same time, he loved her. His petting made thousands of women jealous of her, even she mistakenly thought he loved her truly. However, when she was pregnant with his child, she got the coldest and ruthless result. ☆About the Author☆ Yu Mei Ren, a well-known online novelist, has authored many popular novels. Her novels focus on urban romance. Most of her novels are well-known, and she has accumulated a lot of fans for her.
Categories: Fiction

The Girl with Ghost Eyes

The Girl with Ghost Eyes

—Janie Chang, author of Three Souls and Dragon Springs Road “A delightful blend of fantasy, horror, mystery, and suspense, with a heavy dose of Chinese ...

Author: M. H. Boroson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473231658

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Red Oblivion

Red Oblivion

Janie Chang, author of Dragon Springs Road When Jill Lau receives an early morning phone call that her elderly father has fallen gravely ill, ...

Author: Leslie Shimotakahara

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459745223

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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A Chinese-Canadian architect and her sister travel to Hong Kong to care for their ill father, and discover he’s being blackmailed by an enemy from his past.
Categories: Fiction

Everyday People

Everyday People

... Dragon Springs Road Lan Samantha Chang, Inheritance Ching-In Chen, recombinant Kirstin Chen, Bury What We Cannot Take Wai Chim, Freedom Swimmer Zen Cho, ...

Author: Jennifer Baker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501134951

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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“A delight and highly recommended.” —Booklist “Showcases the truth and fullness of people of color.” —Book Riot In the tradition of Best American Short Stories comes Everyday People: The Color of Life, a dazzling collection of contemporary short fiction. Everyday People is a thoughtfully curated anthology of short stories that presents new and renowned work by established and emerging writers of color. It illustrates the dynamics of character and culture that reflect familial strife, political conflict, and personal turmoil through an array of stories that reveal the depth of the human experience. Representing a wide range of styles, themes, and perspectives, these selected stories depict moments that linger—crossroads to be navigated, relationships, epiphanies, and times of doubt, loss, and discovery. A celebration of writing and expression, Everyday People brings to light the rich tapestry that binds us all. The contributors are an eclectic mix of award-winning and critically lauded writers, including Mia Alvar, Carleigh Baker, Nana Brew-Hammond, Glendaliz Camacho, Alexander Chee, Mitchell S. Jackson, Yiyun Li, Allison Mills, Courttia Newland, Dennis Norris II, Jason Reynolds, Nelly Rosario, Hasanthika Sirisena, and Brandon Taylor. Some of the proceeds from the sale of Everyday People will benefit the Rhode Island Writers Colony, a nonprofit organization founded by the late Brook Stephenson that provides space for speculation, production, and experimentation by writers of color.
Categories: Fiction

The Girl with No Face

The Girl with No Face

A classy debut. Highly recommend.” —Janie Chang, author of Three Souls and Dragon Springs Road “This debut just wowed me through and through. I can't.

Author: M. H. Boroson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473231665

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Categories: Fiction

No Call Too Small

No Call Too Small

Janie Chang, author of Dragon Springs Road “A young girl stuck on a Ferris wheel in a lightning storm, caught between the madness of her manic, idiot father ...

Author: Oscar Martens

Publisher: Central Avenue Publishing

ISBN: 9781771681964

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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"Martens' work would be impressive in any era, but it is particularly timely today. It is wonderful to come upon an author who faces into the horrific absurdities of modern life without flinching, a stylist who delivers his most powerful satiric points with laser sharp accuracy and lyrically beautiful language."—Vancouver Sun "Haunting, darkly funny situations, captured in crisp, spare prose, will appeal to fans of George Saunders."—Publishers Weekly By the end of the day, a cop must choose between ethics and social death. A camp counsellor, stuck deep in the woods with a small group of boys, only has a few hours before the DTs kick in. Adult children scramble to get the best of what remains of their mother's estate, but funeral plans may be premature. Sandwiched between a depressed mother and a careless father, a young girl must help attract customers to the family business, no matter the cost. The stories in No Call Too Small represent micro-scale disaster tourism on a winding road that is long and dark. Driving too fast, weaving between flaming wrecks, and drifting through cliff-side curves, there's little choice but to hang on and meet whatever's over the rise head on. "Marten's strong prose is a pleasure to read, with dark humour and lively storytelling that brings a quirky humanity to his characters."—Janie Chang, Globe and Mail bestselling author of Dragon Springs Road "A beautifully crafted collection."—Marcia Butler, author of Pickle's Progress ?
Categories: Fiction

When We Left Cuba

When We Left Cuba

—Janie Chang, author of Dragon Springs Road “A WOW book! Cleeton gives us a heroine to love—conveying in well-crafted prose, the journey of a remarkable ...

Author: Chanel Cleeton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780451490872

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Instant New York Times bestseller! In 1960s Florida, a young Cuban exile will risk her life—and heart—to take back her country in this exhilarating historical novel from the author of The Last Train to Key West and Next Year in Havana, a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick. Beautiful. Daring. Deadly. The Cuban Revolution took everything from sugar heiress Beatriz Perez—her family, her people, her country. Recruited by the CIA to infiltrate Fidel Castro's inner circle and pulled into the dangerous world of espionage, Beatriz is consumed by her quest for revenge and her desire to reclaim the life she lost. As the Cold War swells like a hurricane over the shores of the Florida Strait, Beatriz is caught between the clash of Cuban American politics and the perils of a forbidden affair with a powerful man driven by ambitions of his own. When the ever-changing tides of history threaten everything she has fought for, she must make a choice between her past and future—but the wrong move could cost Beatriz everything—not just the island she loves, but also the man who has stolen her heart...
Categories: Fiction

Cool CEO s Exclusive Love

Cool CEO s Exclusive Love

"Defendant, do you acknowledge your escape from the Dragon Spring Road incident on the night of 14 September?" the judge asked. "I admit my guilt.

Author: Jiu YueDeTaoZi

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 9781636666938

Category: Fiction

Page: 489

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Having become a maid in the CEO's mansion, she had never thought about what would happen, nor had she ever thought about the huge changes that would take place in her life. For three days and three nights, he did it again and again. He said, "Woman, remember who your man is!" He was sometimes cold, sometimes gentle, and he melted her heart with his strong gentleness. Yet when she believed that the billionaire had fallen in love with her, a little maid, it was like a bolt out of the blue, he gave the order: Go for an abortion! Make her disappear from my sight ... ... She did not want to believe that the sweetness of the past was false; he did not know how much he had misunderstood her. ***
Categories: Fiction

Moon Southern California Road Trips

Moon Southern California Road Trips

Julian Pie Company Anza-Borrego Highlights include a mesmerizing sea dragon (Borrego Springs Rd.,. dragon sculpture at Galleta Meadows view from the Palm ...

Author: Ian Anderson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781640491281

Category: Travel

Page: 400

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Hit the beach, hike hidden trails, or soak up some desert sun: the outdoor adventures are endless with Moon Southern California Road Trips. Inside you'll find: Pick Your Road Trip: Find flexible getaways throughout SoCal like three-day routes up the coast, through Death Valley, Ojai, and more, or combine them for an epic two-week driving tour Eat, Sleep, Stop and Explore: With lists of the best beaches, hikes, wineries, and more, you can tour backlots in Los Angeles, feel like a kid again at Disneyland, and feast on tacos and craft beer in San Diego. Climb Joshua Tree's rock formations to stunning views, ski and surf in the same day, and get a taste of the laidback lifestyle in Santa Barbara and Palm Springs Maps and Driving Tools: Easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway, along with site-to-site mileage, driving times, detailed directions, and full-color photos throughout Local Expertise: San Diego native, brew enthusiast, and avid surfer Ian Anderson shares his tips on where to stop and what to see How to Plan Your Trip: Know when and where to get gas and how to avoid traffic, plus tips for driving in different road conditions and suggestions for LGBTQ travelers, seniors, and road-trippers with kids Coverage of Los Angeles, Disneyland, beaches from Malibu to La Jolla, San Diego, Anza Borrego State Park, Palm Springs & Joshua Tree, Route 66, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Hearst Castle, plus Las Vegas With flexible itineraries for weekend getaways and practical tips for driving the full loop, Moon Southern California Road Trips gets you ready to fill up the tank and hit the road. Looking for more coverage of Southern California? Check out Moon San Diego or Moon Los Angeles. Want to extend your adventure? Check out Moon Northern California Road Trips.
Categories: Travel

The Columbia Anthology of Yuan Drama

The Columbia Anthology of Yuan Drama

[Teasing Children]§ By tomorrow, should I encounter my foe, I will block the traitor's way squarely on the long road. Grabbing the Dragon Spring sword in ...

Author: C. T. Hsia

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231537346

Category: Drama

Page: 496

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This anthology features translations of ten seminal plays written during the Yuan dynasty (1279–1368), a period considered the golden age of Chinese theater. By turns lyrical and earthy, sentimental and ironic, Yuan drama spans a broad emotional, linguistic, and stylistic range. Combining sung arias with declaimed verses and doggerels, dialogues and mime, and jokes and acrobatic feats, Yuan drama formed a vital part of China's culture of performance and entertainment in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. To date, few Yuan-dynasty plays have been translated into English. Well-known translators and scholars have supervised the making of this collection and add a short description to each play. A general introduction situates all selections within their cultural and historical contexts.
Categories: Drama

Sacramento County Street Guide and Directory 2001

Sacramento County Street Guide and Directory  2001

... DRAGON SPRINGS RD 2500 RSVL 95661 240 - E2 5500 EDCO 95667 244 -
D6 DUCHESS CT DRAIS CT RKLN 95765 200 - C6 ELKG 95624 358 - D1
DUCHOW WY DRAIS WY 800 FOLS 95630 261 - C5 ELKG 95624 358-01 DUCK
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Author: Thomas Bros. Maps

Publisher: Thomas Brothers Maps

ISBN: 1581742738

Category: El Dorado County (Calif.)

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Inscribed Landscapes

Inscribed Landscapes

To its east is the road to Dragon Spring Pass. Seven miles south of the Northern Terrace is the Central Terrace. Northwest of its summit is Great Lotus ...

Author: Richard E. Strassberg

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520085800

Category: History

Page: 580

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Alongside the scores of travel books about China written by foreign visitors, Chinese travelers' impressions of their own country rarely appear in translation. This anthology is the only comprehensive collection in English of Chinese travel writing from the first century A.D. through the nineteenth. Early examples of the genre describe sites important for their geography, history, and role in cultural mythology, but by the T'ang dynasty in the mid-eighth century certain historiographical and poetic discourses converged to form the "travel account" (yu-chi) and later the "travel diary" (jih-chi) as vehicles of personal expression and autobiography. These first-person narratives provide rich material for understanding the attitudes of Chinese literati toward place, nature, politics, and the self. The anthology is abundantly illustrated with paintings, portraits, maps, and drawings. Each selection is meticulously translated, carefully annotated, and prefaced by a brief description of the writer's life and work. The entire collection is introduced by an in-depth survey of the rise of Chinese travel writing as a cultural phenomenon. Inscribed Landscapes provides a unique resource for travelers as well as for scholars of Chinese literature, art, and history.
Categories: History

Sacramento and Solano Counties Street Guide and Directory Including Portions of Placer El Dorado Napa and Yolo Counties

Sacramento and Solano Counties Street Guide and Directory  Including Portions of Placer  El Dorado  Napa  and Yolo Counties

... 7800 CITH 95610 239 - J6 DRACO DR 3400 Saco 95827 299 - C6
DRAGONFLY CT 200 RSVL 95747 219 - A5 DRAGONFLY LN 100 RSVL 95747
219 - B5 DRAGON SPRINGS RD 5500 EDCO 95667 244 - D6 DRAIS CT ELKG
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Author: Thomas Bros. Maps

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ISBN: 1581742746

Category: El Dorado County (Calif.)

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Black Belt

Black Belt

... NE 68134 DRAGON LADY M A SUPPLY 516 S. Broadway Denver, CO 80209 CHINESE ... 167 S. Service Rd. Plainview, NY 11803 DRAGON SPRING 1707 S. Wells Ave.

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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.
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Black Belt

Black Belt

... CA91776 SHOGUN MARTIAL ARTS 2040 N. 72nd St. Omaha, NE68134 DRAGON LADY M A ... SPORTS 167 S. Service Rd. Plainview, NY 11803 DRAGON SPRING 1707S.

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The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.
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