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The Resource The library of legends : a novel, Janie Chang

The library of legends : a novel, Janie Chang

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The library of legends : a novel
Title
The library of legends
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Janie Chang
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Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the author of Three Souls and Dragon Springs Road comes a captivating historical novel - the third in a loosely connected trilogy - in which a young woman travels across China with a convoy of student refugees, fleeing the hostilities of a brutal war with Japan. "Myths are the darkest and brightest incarnations of who we are...." China, 1937: When Japanese bombs begin falling on the city of Nanking, 19-year-old Hu Lian and her classmates at Minghua University are ordered to flee. Lian and a convoy of more than 100 students, faculty, and staff must walk 1,000 miles to the safety of China's western provinces, a journey marred by hunger, cold, and the constant threat of aerial attack. And it is not just the student refugees who are at risk: Lian and her classmates have been entrusted with a priceless treasure, a 500-year-old collection of myths and folklore known as the Library of Legends. Her family's past has made Lian wary of forming attachments, but the students' common duty to safeguard the Library of Legends forms unexpected bonds. Lian finds friendship and a cautious romance with the handsome and wealthy Liu Shaoming. But after one classmate is murdered and another arrested, Lian realizes she must escape from the convoy before a family secret puts her in danger. Accompanied by Shao and the enigmatic maidservant Sparrow, Lian makes her way to Shanghai, hoping to reunite with her mother. On the journey, Lian learns of the connection between her two companions and a tale from the Library of Legends, "The Willow Star and the Prince". Learning Shao and Sparrow's true identities compels Lian to confront her feelings for Shao. But there are broader consequences, too, for as the ancient books travel across China, they awaken immortals and guardian spirits to embark on an exodus of their own, one that changes the country's fate forever. Based on true events, rich in Chinese history and lore, The Library of Legends is both an illuminating exploration of China's recent past and an evocative tale of love, sacrifice, and the extraordinary power of storytelling
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chang, Janie
Dewey number
813/.6
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Emily Woo Zeller
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Zeller, Emily Woo
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http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945
  • College students
  • Family secrets
  • China
Target audience
adult
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Label
The library of legends : a novel, Janie Chang
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12613300?utm_source=MARC
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Publication
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digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 21 min.))
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unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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Isbn
9780063016637
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12613300
Publisher number
MWT12613300
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unknown
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sound
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digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
The library of legends : a novel, Janie Chang
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12613300?utm_source=MARC
Publication
Distribution
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 21 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780063016637
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12613300
Publisher number
MWT12613300
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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