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Paper Wife Southern China, Desperate To Secure Her Future, Mei Ling S Parents Arrange A Marriage To A Widower In California To Enter The Country, She Must Pretend To Be Her Husband S First Wife A Paper WifeOn The Perilous Voyage, Mei Ling Takes An Orphan Girl Named Siew Under Her Wing Dreams Of A Better Life In America Give Mei Ling The Strength To Endure The Treacherous Journey And Detainment On Angel Island But When She Finally Reaches San Francisco, She S Met With A Surprise Her Husband, Chinn Kai Li, Is A Houseboy, Not The Successful Merchant He Led Her To BelieveMei Ling Is Penniless, Pregnant, And Bound To A Man She Doesn T Know Her Fragile Marriage Is Tested Further When She Discovers That Siew Will Likely Be Forced Into Prostitution Desperate To Rescue Siew, She Must Convince Her Husband That An Orphan S Life Is Worth Fighting For Can Mei Ling Find A Way To Make A Real Family Even If It S Built On A Paper Foundation


About the Author: Laila Ibrahim

My education and experience in multiracial, developmental psychology and attachment theory provide ample fodder for my novels My passion for early childhood education, child birth and religious education are reflected in my writing.I was the founder and director of Woolsey Children s School where I had first hand experience loving children that were not my own There are scenes in Yellow Crocus that were largely influenced interactions I had with children from Woolsey.As a birth doula I had the privilege of witnessing the intensity and joy of childbirth You can see that my birth experiences are reflected in my novels Spiritual themes that cross over multiple religious traditions come directly from working as the Director of Children and Family Ministries at the First Unitarian Church in Oakland I live in a small co housing community in Berkeley, California, with my wonderful wife, Rinda, our amazing children, Kalin and Maya, and our crazy dogs, Bella and Lucie I m very grateful to be a full time writer starting in 2015.I was surprised when the writing bug bit me The idea for the story came to me in 1998, I was with a group of people talking about Tiger Woods Someone mentioned that he identifies as much as an Asian person as an African American person I thought to myself, Of course he does, his mother is Asian You form your core identity in relationship to your primary caregivers It s a basic part of the attachment process Then the image of Lisbeth, a white baby, breastfeeding in the loving arms of Mattie, an enslaved wetnurse came to me in a flash I thought about what it would be like for Lisbeth to dearly love Mattie and then be taught by society that she wasn t a full person I wondered how it would feel for Mattie to be forced to abandon Samuel, her own child, in the slave Quarters Then I imagined what the experience would be like for Miss Anne, the birth mother, to have her own child twist away from her to get into Mattie s arms These characters started to haunt me Various scenes popped into my head Though I had never written anything, I was being called to tell this story For my fortieth birthday, I began the personal marathon of writing my first novel I hope you will come to love these characters as much as I have.At face value Living Right seems like a big leap from Yellow Crocus, but it deals with the same themes a caregiver loving across a huge societal barrier.I LOVED returning to Mattie, Lisbeth and Jordan for Mustard Seed The story of finding faith in hopeless times really resonates for me I plan to return to their families ongoing journey after I finish my current novel Paper Wife.Paper Wife focuses on Mei Ling, a young Chinese woman immigrating to San Francisco through Angel Island a in the early 1920 s Reactionary anti immigration laws in the United States and warfare in China caused people desperate for survival to be misleading about their identities so they could be united with family and have access to work Mei Ling yearns to have a life of integrity though it was built on a foundation of lies.Golden Poppies returns to the Freedman and Johnson families It was fascinating to bring them to California, to look at the suffrage movement, and to see how they could keep their connection strong in spite of the very different social worlds they occupied.



10 thoughts on “Paper Wife

  1. says:

    This book drew me in from the first page and didn t release me until the last even then, I didn t really want it to end.The novel begins in 1923 in China Already, that has my interest as I love historical fiction books with the added bonus of life and traditions in China thrown in I was hooked.Mei Ling s sister was to become the paper wife of a widower with one small son whom he has yet to meet who will be living in California When her sister


  2. says:

    An Engaging Story of Love and Loyalty in all its Splendor Ibrahim delivers another solid read based on history with rich characters living in challenging times I loved a earlier read Yellow Crocus and now she has enriched her readers lives with Paper Wife I struggled with my rating because I would have liked to see her relationship with her husband to continue further but the ending was perfect and it was a satisfying finish.Mei Ling s sister is set t


  3. says:

    This was a wonderful book I really enjoy Laila Ibrahim s writing I loved the first book I read by her, Yellow Crocus This story has similar pacing.I enjoyed getting to know the characters in this story Some of them werewell rounded than others, but I still enjoyed hearing their stories A couple of questions were left open, so you don t know everything you want to about all of them, but you know them all well enough I would have given the story 5 stars except


  4. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I read this book a few days ago and it is still bugging me The main character hears ghosts telling her to kill someone and she does it. and that s ok She s even thanked for it by her husband, and applauds herself for it because it was easier than dealing with the gangs Overall the story was fine, but the ridiculous way the happy ending came about just irritated me And there is no way thos


  5. says:

    I received this from netgalley.com in exchange for a review Mei Ling s parents arrange a marriage to a widower in California To enter the country, she must pretend to be her husband s first wife a paper wife Set in early 1920 s, California, Mei Ling is forced to protect her fragile marriage and her children by making decisions that will have a life long effect.Easy read, good historical fiction story that would be appropriate for younger teens.3


  6. says:

    With immigration currently being a hot button issue in the United States and many other countries around the world, the publication of this book could not betimely Although this story begins ninety years ago in 1923, there are many alarming similarities between the discrimination faced by immigrants during that time period and the discrimination faced by those who have chosen to emigrate to the United States in modern times Mei Ling was happily living out her young life in China whe


  7. says:

    When Mei Ling s sister gets ill, Mei Ling takes her sisters place to become a paper wife for her new husband Kai Li who is taking her and his son Bo back home to California Will she survive and adapt to her new home while having a happy family Read on and find out for yourself.This was a pretty good read and my final read for 2019 If you enjoy historical fiction about Chinese american immigrants and surviving in a new land, then be sure to check this book out at your local library and where


  8. says:

    Interesting but a very slow read in my opinion I felt the characters needed a lotdepth This is my least favorite read by this author


  9. says:

    DNF 14% The time period and main character are potentially interesting, but I just don t think I m a fan of Ibrahim s writing, this being my second book of hers.


  10. says:

    This was a quick and engaging read I enjoyed it, but I wantedThere were a lot of secrets and things in the book to create tension, but most of it came to light without too much conflict I wanted a littlecharacter development, a littleof the backstory and motives for some of the characters, etc It was a good read, but I wanted .


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