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Janie Chang

Biography

Janie Chang

Born in Taiwan, Janie Chang spent part of her childhood in the Philippines, Iran and Thailand. She holds a degree in computer science and is a graduate of the Writer's Studio Program at Simon Fraser University. THREE SOULS is her first novel.

Books by Janie Chang

by Janie Chang - Fiction, Historical Fiction

In 1908, seven-year-old Jialing is abandoned in the courtyard of a once-lavish estate outside Shanghai. Jialing is Eurasian and faces a lifetime of contempt from both Chinese and Europeans. Without her mother’s protection, she can survive only if the estate’s new owners, the Yang family, agree to take her in. Jialing finds allies in Anjuin, the eldest Yang daughter, and Fox, an animal spirit who has lived in the courtyard for centuries. But Jialing’s life as the Yangs’ bondservant changes unexpectedly when she befriends a young English girl who then mysteriously vanishes.  Jialing grows into womanhood guided both by Fox and by her own strength of spirit, away from the shadows of her past and toward a very different fate --- if she has the courage to accept it.

by Janie Chang - Fiction, Historical Fiction

We have three souls, or so I'd been told. But only in death could I confirm this.... So begins the haunting and captivating tale, set in 1935 China, of the ghost of a young woman named Leiyin, who watches her own funeral from above and wonders why she is being denied entry to the afterlife. Beside her are three souls --- stern and scholarly yang; impulsive, romantic yin; and wise, shining hun --- who will guide her toward understanding. She must, they tell her, make amends.