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This book is about two sisters one named Olivia and the other Kwan Olivia lived with her family lived in San Francisco and never knew about Kwan her half-sister which her father left behind in China Changmian until her father died of kidney failure even thought he had four of them which I know I shouldnt find amusing when she was only four years old Olivias mom promised to bring Kwan to live with them in America which happened two years later Kwan was now 18 and Olivia was six and her mother was marrying again Being the stereotypical white woman Olivias mom is at the airport she imagined Kwan to be a small skinny shy and quiet girl Instead she turns out to a vital and very loud coming up to greet them saying haloo Kwan and Olivia developed a bond as her mom is too busy with marriage and divorce and is now back to dating again They shared a room and Kawn would ask her too many questions Soon students from Olivias school would tease her for having a Chinese sister that knew nothing and she hated Kwan for it However Kwan didnt mind and still was nice to her sister she would tell her stories about her past life in China and about her Yin eyes which give her the ability to see the dead it also got her committed in a mental institution for shock therapy Tan makes it credible by the broken English Kwan spoke to her sister couldnt get even her name right she calls her Libby-ah even after 30 years which is where the rest of the book takes place By now Olivia a photographer is married to her soon to be ex-husband Simon The plot revolves around the yin eyes that Kwan has Kwan Olivia and her husband go on a business trip to Kwans homeland Olivia finally reconciles her relationship with Kwan
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