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  • Sungrass

    • $28.00
    • Kongy
    • 250pp Paperback
    • ISBN: 978-0-9869858-5-0
    Sungrass by Kongy

    The right of passage adventures of twin sisters Shanti and Sumati in a strange land, with no modern life. They journey to find the miraculous Sun Grass plant which can grant immortality to those who taste it.

    Recently orphaned for the second time, the girls set out on a cross country journey, each with their own agenda - Shanti, the philosophical sister, is searching for inspiration for her writing; Sumati, fascinated by herbs, is searching for a legendary plant known as Sun Grass, which is rumoured to provide eternal life.

    After many adventures and accepting help from various people on the way including a wise hermit and a farming family, they eventually find the Sungrass plant.

    Book Reviews

    "In my work as a counsellor, I encounter so many people living without any system by which to live their lives. Here in a young teenager's adventure book, exciting and harrowing in and of itself, there are countless gems of Eastern philosophy lurking quietly below the surface story awaiting discovery. In an age of instant communication few teenagers will wade through a library of philosophy texts to extract such seeds of wisdom, but here they will unearth teachings with which to meet life head on.

    For someone whose first language is not English, Kongyin provides us with an amazing book that will be treasured by people of all ages. In an age of changing belief systems, I heartily recommend this book to be the catalyst to initiate the development of a personal life philosophy."
    - John G Gibney -


    Kongyin is a Chinese Canadian author, teacher and freelance writer for numerous magazines in China. Her story, "Snow on the Rocky Mountains," published by Readers (October 1995) and reprinted by seventeen other Chinese magazines, was later adapted into a TV show and aired in China. Her short story "Dance With A Bear" was published by Zhiyin Magazine and voted by readers as their choice for the most touching story.