Sunday, April 17, 2011

Song of the Silk Road by Mingmei Yip -- And a Giveaway

(Yes, there's a giveaway today! Dets at the bottom.)

What would you do if you had the chance to inherit three million dollars? Lily Lin must answer this very question. When she receives word that she is to receive this rather large inheritance from an aunt she has never met, she is skeptical, to be sure. But when she's told that the money comes with one very big stipulation: that she travel the Silk Road completing a series of tasks laid out by this aunt before she can collect the money, Lily is sure that it can't be real. But the $50,000 she's given to start her trip is very real indeed and Lily has always wanted to visit the land of her ancestors. As she travels throughout China, completing the tasks in questions, she also has the chance to experience love and loss, and learn more than she ever expected about herself and where she comes from.

Mingmei Yip's latest is an interesting read: a book club type pick with a humorous tongue-in-cheek style I associate with folk tales. It's a quick read and an utterly fascinating look at Chinese culture. And there are some twists and some surprises along the way as well.

Yip is an accomplished novelist, poet, and artist. Song of the Silk Road is her third novel to be published here in the United States. For more on Mingmei Yip, Song of the Silk Road, and Yip's previous titles, visit her website at: www.mingmeiyip.com

And you can view the trailer for Song of the Silk Road here.

Now for the fun part. Kensington books is giving away one copy to one of my readers here. To enter to win, leave me a comment (with your email) before midnight April 25. (Tweet or post elsewhere for extra entry points. 1 point for each link you send me.) I will announce the winner on Tuesday, April 26. The book is coming directly from the publisher, so US only and no PO boxes, please.

Good luck and happy reading!


Vickie said...

Oh! This looks so GOOD! I do meander from my paranormal/mystery road every once in a while and this is one that could cause me to veer.

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tetewa said...

First time hearing of this one, sounds good! tWarner419@aol.com

Cheryl said...

I have seen this book and it sounds good. I would love to win



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BookMarc Blogpants said...

Interesting concept for a book. Hope I get lucky.