A Cup of Light
By (author) Nicole Mones
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Cup of Light by Nicole Mones
Book DescriptionLia Frank - an appraiser of fine Chinese porcelain - is sent from New York to Beijing to catalogue and appraise a rare collection of 20 pieces. At the private house she has been given to work in, however, she finds 800 pieces - many originating from the imperial porcelain collection. Are all these beautiful objects authentic? Or are some brilliant fakes? As Lia examines her treasure, she finds herself drawn into the underworld of Chinese art - professional smugglers who take porcelain between mainland China and Hong Kong, connoisseurs looking for a special piece, and the Chinese police, who seek to impose the highest penalty on smugglers. And Lia begins a love affair that could alter the course of her life forever. In this world, beauty always has a price and nothing can be judged too finely.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780732288129
(189mm x 134mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Fourth Estate
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Nicole Mones
Night in Shanghai, Paperback / softback (January 2015)
A new novel by the author of The Last Chinese Chef, a love story between a black musician and a gangster'stranslator set against Shanghai s dazzling jazz age and the looming menace of World War II, and "a rich and thoroughly captivating read." (Gail Tsukiyama, author of The Samurai s Garden) "
Last Chinese Chef, Paperback (April 2010)
When Maggie McElroy, a widowed American food writer, learns of a Chinese paternity claim against her late husband's estate, she has to go to Beijing. In China, Maggie unties the knots of her husband's past, finding out more than she expected about him and about herself. With Sam as her guide, she is also drawn deep into a world of food.
Lost in Translation, Paperback (November 2009)View all books by Nicole Mones
When Alice Mannegan receives a phone call from an archaeologist seeking a translator, what begins as a trek into the deserts of northwest China in search of archaeological treasure turns into a journey of the heart. Alice must come to terms both with her racist father and with the slow, surprising love growing between her and scientist Lin Shiyang.
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Author Biography - Nicole Mones
Nicole Mones is the author of The Last Chinese Chef and Lost in Translation.
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