Lost in Translation by Nicole Mones

Lost in Translation

Alice Mannegan is a young American woman working as an interpreter in modern day China.  When she is hired by Dr. Adam Spencer to help him search for the missing “Peking Man”, she embarks on a journey of intrigue, love and an enticing mystery.

The Asian cover of the book may make some think Nicole Mones’ novel is related to the movie of the same name, but let me assure you, it’s not.  From the first chapter, I was absolutely drawn into this book.  Mones presents a credible mystery – a clue that could enable the recovery of Peking Man, one of the most important finds in the history of human archaeology.  In Lost in Translation the reader is given some real history, and at the same time, Mones’ personal knowledge of China really shines.  The mystery is gripping, and as if that weren’t enough, the story of Alice Mannegan is an impressive means of showing the barbs of racism both in her native and her chosen country.  I loved this book and can’t wait to read more by this author.

4 1/2 stars (out of 5)
Published in 1998
366 pages

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