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The Jade Lily

(2019)
(The Song of the Jade Lily)
A novel by

 
 
“Kirsty Manning weaves together little-known threads of World War II history, family secrets, the past and the present into a page-turning, beautiful novel."— Heather Morris, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz

A gripping historical novel that tells the little-known story of Jewish refugees who fled to Shanghai during WWII.

1939: Two young girls meet in Shanghai, also known as the “Paris of the East”. Beautiful local Li and Jewish refugee Romy form a fierce friendship, but the deepening shadows of World War II fall over the women as they slip between the city's glamorous French Concession district and the teeming streets of the Shanghai Ghetto. Yet soon the realities of war prove to be too much for these close friends as they are torn apart.

2016: Fleeing London with a broken heart, Alexandra returns to Australia to be with her grandparents, Romy and Wilhelm. Her grandfather is dying, and over the coming weeks Romy and Wilhelm begin to reveal the family mysteries they have kept secret for more than half a century. As fragments of her mother's history finally become clear, Alexandra struggles with what she learns while more is also revealed about her grandmother's own past in Shanghai.

After Wilhelm dies, Alexandra flies to Shanghai, determined to trace her grandparents' past. Peeling back the layers of their hidden lives, she is forced to question what she knows about her family—and herself. 

The Song of the Jade Lily is a lush, provocative, and beautiful story of friendship, motherhood, the price of love, and the power of hardship and courage that can shape us all.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Kirsty Manning weaves together little-known threads of World War II history, family secrets, the past and the present into a page-turning, beautiful novel." - Heather Morris


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September 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Song of the Jade Lily (Thorndike Press Large Print Historical Fiction)
Author(s): Kirsty Manning
ISBN: 1-4328-6771-7 / 978-1-4328-6771-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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May 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Song of the Jade Lily: A Novel
Author(s): Kirsty Manning
ISBN: 0-06-293865-7 / 978-0-06-293865-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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March 2020 : Australia Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Jade Lily
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May 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Song of the Jade Lily: A Novel
Author(s): Kirsty Manning
ISBN: 0-06-288201-5 / 978-0-06-288201-1 (USA edition)
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April 2018 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Jade Lily
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ISBN: 1-76029-479-9 / 978-1-76029-479-3 (Australia edition)
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May 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Song of the Jade Lily Lib/E
Author(s): Kirsty Manning
ISBN: 1-982657-72-3 / 978-1-982657-72-7
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May 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Song of the Jade Lily: A Novel
Author(s): Kirsty Manning
ISBN: 1-982657-73-1 / 978-1-982657-73-4
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Title: The Song of the Jade Lily: A Novel
Author(s): Kirsty Manning
ISBN: 1-982657-74-X / 978-1-982657-74-1
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July 2018 : UK Audio CD
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May 2019 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Song of the Jade Lily: A Novel
Author(s): Kirsty Manning
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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April 2018 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Jade Lily
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