The Resource Paper wife, Laila Ibrahim

Paper wife, Laila Ibrahim

Label
Paper wife
Title
Paper wife
Statement of responsibility
Laila Ibrahim
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the bestselling author of Yellow Crocus comes a heart-wrenching story about finding strength in a new world. Southern China, 1923. Desperate to secure her future, Mei Ling's parents arrange a marriage to a widower in California. To enter the country, she must pretend to be her husband's first wife--a paper wife. On the perilous voyage, Mei Ling takes an orphan girl named Siew under her wing. Dreams of a better life in America give Mei Ling the strength to endure the treacherous journey and detainment on Angel Island. But when she finally reaches San Francisco, she's met with a surprise. Her husband, Chinn Kai Li, is a houseboy, not the successful merchant he led her to believe. Mei Ling is penniless, pregnant, and bound to a man she doesn't know. Her fragile marriage is tested further when she discovers that Siew will likely be forced into prostitution. Desperate to rescue Siew, she must convince her husband that an orphan's life is worth fighting for. Can Mei Ling find a way to make a real family--even if it's built on a paper foundation?
Cataloging source
VPW
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ibrahim, Laila
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3609.B73
LC item number
P37 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Marriage
  • Women immigrants
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
  • Angel Island (Calif.)
  • Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.)
  • California
  • China
  • Orphans
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Female friendship
  • Families
  • Historical fiction
  • Domestic fiction
Target audience
general
Label
Paper wife, Laila Ibrahim
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A novel"--Cover
  • Includes book discussion questions
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn1059132605
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9781503904576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1059132605
Label
Paper wife, Laila Ibrahim
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A novel"--Cover
  • Includes book discussion questions
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn1059132605
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9781503904576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1059132605

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