Perfect for book clubs, Mr Chen's Emporium is an enchanting historical love story, as East meets West in a sleepy NSW gold rush town.
Deborah O'Brien is a teacher, visual artist and writer. Although she was born and educated in Sydney, her family hails from the gold districts of central-western NSW, where they settled during the latter part of the nineteenth century. Together with her husband, son and collie dog, she divides her time between the city and a country cottage, overlooking a creek frequented by platypus. It is her dream to own a small herd of alpacas. She has authored several non-fiction books, contributed articles to a variety of magazines and written short stories. Mr Chen's Emporium is her first novel. She is currently at work on its sequel, The Jade Widow.