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The Paper Wife

(2018)
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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?

Genre: Historical

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October 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Paper Wife: A Novel
Author(s): Laila Ibrahim
ISBN: 1-5039-0457-1 / 978-1-5039-0457-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
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October 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: Paper Wife: A Novel
Author(s): Laila Ibrahim
ISBN: 1-978637-55-1 / 978-1-978637-55-9
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Title: Paper Wife: A Novel
Author(s): Laila Ibrahim
ISBN: 1-978637-56-X / 978-1-978637-56-6
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October 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Paper Wife: A Novel
Author(s): Laila Ibrahim
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Paper Wife: A Novel
Author(s): Laila Ibrahim
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Paper Wife: A Novel
Author(s): Laila Ibrahim
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Paper Wife: A Novel
Author(s): Laila Ibrahim
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


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October 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Paper Wife: A Novel
Author(s): Laila Ibrahim
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU