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A woman of a certain age who has three cats underfoot, and has the dream of filling her passport with stamps. Books, classical music, tea, cats, movies, art, fancy needlework,  and anything else I can think of.

Sweet Offerings - Chan Ling Yap I found this one to be much more interesting than what I had expected. Set against the years that Malaysia was transiting from a British colony to an independent nation, as well as WWII, it tells the stories of the women in a Chinese family in Kuala Lumpur. While some of the characters are very much stereotypical, they do become interesting enough to stand on their own by the end. It seems that the vile natured mother-in-law is typical in Asian set stories, there is a good explanation for Su Hei's behaviour. All in all, this one got four stars, and a recommendation for someone looking for something a bit different.

For the longer review, please go here:
http://www.epinions.com/review/Chan_Ling_Yap_Sweet_Offerings_epi/content_601175527044