Yangsze Choo is a fourth-generation Malaysian of Chinese descent. After receiving her undergraduate degree from Harvard, she worked as a management consultant and at a start-up before writing her first novel. She lives in California with her husband and their two children, and loves to eat and read (often at the same time).
Li Lan lives in 19th-century Malaysia, where she is pressured to marry the recently expired Lim Tian Ching --- her only chance at a good marriage. As a "ghost bride," she would be part of a wealthy, powerful family. But when Lim begins to visit her in her dreams, she knows that the marriage would be her worst nightmare.