'Peony in Love' Explores Chinese Women's Lives

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Lisa See's novel, Peony in Love, takes the reader to 17th century China and chronicles how a banned opera casts a spell on girls, causing many to die from lovesickness. See tells Liane Hansen that women in her family inspired elements of the book and the challenges they faced both in China and in America.

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