A Give-away

The Piano Teacher by Janice Y. K. Lee: Book Cover

I’m hosting a give-away of my copy (ARC) of The Piano Teacher.

You can read my review here as well as Kaye’s review here.

1. For one entry leave a comment.

2. For a second entry post about this give-away on your blog and leave a link for me.

This is limited to readers in the US and Canada. I will accept entries until 11pm(EST) Friday, Jan.9th. I’ll use random.org and post the winner’s name on Saturday, Jan. 10. Good luck!

The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee

The Piano Teacher by Janice Y. K. Lee: Book Cover

From the back of the book: In 1942, Will Truesdale, an Englishman newly arrived in Hong Kong, falls headlong into a passionate relationship with Trudy Liang, a beautiful Eurasian socialite. But their love affair is soon threatened by the invasion of the Japanese, with terrible consequences for both of them, and for members of their fragile community who will betray each other in the darkest days of the war.
Ten years later, Claire Pendleton lands in Hong Kong and is hired by the wealthy Chen family as their daughter’s piano teacher. A provincial English newlywed, Claire is seduced by the colony’s heady social life. She soon begins an affair . . . only to discover her lover’s enigmatic demeanor hides a devastating past.
As the threads of this engrossing novel intertwine and converge, a landscape of impossible choices emerges – between love and safety, courage and survival, the present and, above all, the past.
I wanted to read this book from the moment I read about it and was thrilled when I received an ARC through LibraryThing Early Reviewers. It’s difficult to believe this is an author’s debut novel. Ms. Lee writes sparingly and beautifully. I’ve never been to Hong Kong but I don’t doubt she has captured it’s atmosphere perfectly. The description from the back of the book tells the reader enough of the story. I will only add that The Piano Teacher is a very good novel. It will be published on January 13, 2009.
My thanks to Viking for the ARC.