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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