William Morrow Paperbacks
On Sale: May 14, 2019
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A gripping historical novel that tells the little-known
story of Jewish refugees who fled to Shanghai during WWII.
1939: Two young girls meet in
Shanghai, also known as the ‚ÄúParis of the East‚ÄĚ. Beautiful
local Li and Jewish refugee Romy form a fierce friendship,
but the deepening shadows of World War II fall over the
women as they slip between the city's glamorous French
Concession district and the teeming streets of the Shanghai
Ghetto. Yet soon the realities of war prove to be too much
for these close friends as they are torn apart.
2016: Fleeing London with a broken
heart, Alexandra returns to Australia to be with her
grandparents, Romy and Wilhelm. Her grandfather is dying,
and over the coming weeks Romy and Wilhelm begin to reveal
the family mysteries they have kept secret for more than
half a century. As fragments of her mother's history finally
become clear, Alexandra struggles with what she learns while
more is also revealed about her grandmother's own past in
After Wilhelm dies, Alexandra flies to Shanghai, determined
to trace her grandparents' past. Peeling back the layers of
their hidden lives, she is forced to question what she knows
about her family‚ÄĒand herself.
The Song of the Jade Lily is a lush, provocative,
and beautiful story of friendship, motherhood, the price of
love, and the power of hardship and courage that can shape
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