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Peony in Love, by Lisa See

Peony in Love is an amazing tale of love that spans both the world of the living and the dead.

Peony Chen falls in love with a famous opera, The Peony Pavillion. This opera has reportedly been the death of several other young women, a death caused by lovesickness.

Set in the 17th century, the book also details the struggle that women writers were forced to go through, many being forced to be published posthumously and/or anonymously.

Peony in Love is a powerful book that must be read by women of all ages.

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Peony in Love, by Lisa See + TIME