Sky Burial by Xinran
I’m not a book reviewer, but I’ve just read a book which has stirred my soul. It is a bittersweet story of love, simply and beautifully told, folded through layers of a rich fabric of history, culture, religion, tradition, hardship, and immeasurable courage.
Chinese author Xinran relates the story of Shu Wen, a Chinese woman who goes to Tibet in search of her lost husband, Kejun. It is a journey that takes a lifetime.
The book is not long, nor is it in any way pretentious. Rather, it is both humble and profound. The author describes it as “a fictionalised account of a true occurrence.” I highly recommend it. MM
Seeing Clarely said:
I checked online at our library and found that they have the book. But I don’t have time before my November trip, so I’ve put a reminder on my calendar to request it when I get back. This week I am getting in the mood for a pilgrimage by reading about medieval Europe.
The Meandering Matriarch said:
Sounds like a plan! I’ve just started reading Xinran’s previous book “The Good Women of China”
I’m pretty sure you will like “Sky Burial.” I hope you’ll remember to let me know what you think of it. MM