Friday, August 10, 2012

A Chinese DOWNTON ABBEY: Book Giveaway: The Red Chamber by Pauline A. Chen

Hi guys. If you're a fan of historical fiction, I think I have an intriguing book available for you. It's called The Red Chamber by Pauline Chen. There's romantic intrigue, family conflict and it sounds like elements of magical realism. Check out the description...

An epic reimagining of the Chinese literary classic, Dream of the Red Chamber, THE RED CHAMBER tells the story of three women in an aristocratic household in 18th-century Beijing.   Daiyu is an impoverished orphan adopted into the household who falls in love with Baoyu, the brilliant, unpredictable heir to the family fortunes.  Despite his love for her, the family betroths Baoyu to his cousin Baochai, who hides her own desires under a dutiful exterior.  Meanwhile, the young matron Xifeng struggles to protect the family from financial ruin, even as her husband spurns her for her inability to bear a child.  Linking the three women’s fate is the jade, a mysterious stone found in Bayou’s mouth at birth, which seems to foretell a strange and extraordinary destiny for him and the entire family.

If you'd like the chance to receive it, just leave a comment with your email. That is all. Please don't forget your email!

The giveaway is open to residents of the US only. My thanks to Grace, the publicist for making this giveaway possible.

The Red Chamber released July 13, 2012 by Knopf.



  1. Please count me in. I love drama filled fiction books.

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  2. I just love historical fiction, it is my genre!

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