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Thursday, October 15 at 7pm

Virginia Pye presents Dreams of the Red Phoenix

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Thursday, October 15 at 7pm - Virginia Pye presents "Dreams of the Red Phoenix"

Join us on Thursday, October 15 at 7pm, when novelist Virginia Pye presents a book talk and signing for her new paperback, Dreams of the Red Phoenix.

ISBN: 9781609531232
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Unbridled Books - October 13th, 2015

Taking her own grandmother's life as inspiration, Virginia Pye has written a stunning new novel of Americans in China on the cusp of World War II.

During the dangerous summer of 1937, a newly widowed American missionary finds herself and her teenage son caught up in the midst of a Japanese invasion of North China and the simultaneous rise of Communism. Meanwhile a charismatic Red Army officer requests her help and seems to have shared some surprising secret about her husband. Shirley must manage her grief even as she navigates between her desire to help the idealistic Chinese Reds fight the Japanese by serving as a nurse and the need to save both herself and her son by escaping the war-ravaged country before it’s too late.


ISBN: 9781609531034
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Unbridled Books - April 15th, 2014

On the windswept plains of northwestern China, Mongol bandits swoop down upon an American missionary couple and steal their small child. The reverend sets out in search of the boy and becomes lost in the rugged, corrupt countryside populated by opium dens, sly nomadic warlords, and traveling circuses. This upright Midwestern minister develops a following among the Chinese peasants and is christened Ghost Man for what they perceive as his otherworldly powers. Grace, his young wife, pregnant with their second child, takes to her sick bed in the mission compound, where visions of her stolen child and lost husband begin to beckon to her from across the plains. The foreign couple’s savvy and dedicated Chinese servants, Ahcho and Mai Lin, accompany and eventually lead them through dangerous territory to find one another again. With their Christian beliefs sorely tested, their concept of fate expanded, and their physical health rapidly deteriorating, the reverend and Grace may finally discover an understanding between them that is greater than the vast distance they have come

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