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A Cup of Light: A Novel

Authors: Mones, Nicole
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC019000, FIC008000, FIC022000
ISBN: 9780440333982, Related ISBNs: 0385319371, 0385319452, 0440333989, 9780385319379, 9780385319454
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 306,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: As an American appraiser of fine Chinese porcelain, Lia Frank holds fragile beauty in her hands, examines priceless treasure with a magnifying lens. But when Lia looks in the mirror, she sees the flaws in herself, a woman wary of love, cut off from the world around her. Still, when she is sent to Beijing to authenticate a collection of rare pieces, Lia will find herself changing in surprising ways…coming alive in the shadow of an astounding mystery.

As Lia evaluates each fragile pot, she must answer questions that will reverberate through dozens of lives: Where did these works of art come from? Are they truly authentic? Or are they impossibly beautiful forgeries--part of the perilous underworld of Chinese art? As Lia examines her treasure, a breathtaking mystery unravels around her. And with political intrigue intruding on her world of provenance and beauty, Lia is drawn into another, more personal drama--a love affair that could alter the course of her life.
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