"Lim’s restrained performance captures all the fascinating, if disturbing, details of bound feet, eunuchs, deadly diseases, and the courtly intrigue surrounding aristocratic life during the Ming dynasty. The foreword and afterword are authentically narrated by Justin Chien."
Praise for Lisa See
"See is one of those special writers capable of delivering both poetry and plot." —New York Times Book Review Praise for Island of Sea Women
“Vivid ... thoughtful and empathetic ... necessary." —New York Times Book Review
“Lisa See’s mesmerizing new historical novel…celebrates women’s strengths—and the strength of their friendships.” —O, The Oprah Magazine
“Painstakingly researched…deft…a powerful and essential story of humanity.” —The Los Angeles Review of Books
"Compelling ... takes readers on a journey spanning generations — in this case 1938 to 2008 — as moments of cherished friendship, unspeakable tragedy and, in the end, a plot twist worthy of Raymond Chandler unfold." —Associated Press