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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (121 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kiana Davenport Narrator: Todd Haberkorn Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2012 ISBN: 9781469205632
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Thrust into the savagery of the U.S. Civil War, a Chinese immigrant fighting for the Union Army, a nurse turned spy, and a one-armed Confederate cavalryman find their lives inextricably entwined.

Johnny Tom, a Chinese immigrant, is promised American citizenship if he serves with the Union Army.

But first he must survive the carnage of battles and rampant racism among the ranks. Desperate to find him, his daughter, Era, becomes a Union spy while nursing soldiers in Confederate camps. She falls in love with Warren, a one-armed cavalryman, and her loyalties become divided between her beloved father in the North and the man who sustains her in the South.

An extraordinary novel that will stand as a defining work on the Chinese immigrant experience, The Spy Lover is a paean to the transcendence of love and the resilience of the human spirit.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Val Wilkerson | 1/28/2014

    " If I could give it more then 5 stars I would. Kiana Davenport is one of my favorite authors. This was the first book of hers I have read that did not take place in Hawaii. This was about the civil war. Three main characters, Johnnie Tom, Era and Warren. Johnnie Tom is chinese, the father of Era. He is fighting in the war. Warren is fighting on the opposite side of Johnnie Tom. Era is a nurse on the battlefields. The characters have stayed with me since I finished the book about a week ago. Kiana you never disappoint. I learned things I didn't know about the civil war. I love your writing. I await your next book. Thank you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/8/2014

    " I loved this book even though it is about a Chinese immigrant in the Civil War! Beautiful writing, great characters and a good cry at the end, what more can you ask for? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lucia | 12/31/2013

    " This book was like a documentary with a story line thrown in to keep the reader interested. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carmen | 12/30/2013

    " Got this in a giveaway. Amazing read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Westbarb | 12/25/2013

    " Set in the Civil War, it was from the perspective a Chinese soldier and his family and the struggle between the two sides. It is quite graphic in description of war life and injuries but probably realistic. I would recommend to anyone interested in history and the Civil War, very good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margo Stebbing | 12/18/2013

    " Truly great novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Odetta | 4/10/2013

    " Kiana Davenport channels stories related to her heritage. From her first book, Shark Dialogues, forward, she weaves beautifully and horrifically detailed stories of love, loss, and redemption. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 12/27/2012

    " Fascinating story of hidden history... Also good at depicting the realistic horrors of the civil war in a non romanticized way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha Davenport | 8/23/2012

    " A beautiful book about an ugly time in history. Lyrical. Worth reading. "

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About the Author
Author Kiana DavenportKiana Davenport is the author of the best-selling novels House of Many Gods, Song of the Exile, and Shark Dialogues, and two story collections, House of Skin and Cannibal Nights. A Native Hawaiian, her novels and stories have won numerous awards and have been translated into twenty languages.
About the Narrator

Todd Haberkorn is an actor and winner of seven AudioFile Earphones Awards. He has created unique voices for a variety of characters for cartoons and video games. Add to this a healthy production life in front of and behind the camera as well as partaking in theater arts on stage, and he has had the pleasure of a wonderful career in the entertainment industry thus far. When he isn’t working on a production of some kind, he travels the globe talking about those productions.