Nicole Mones also wrote "Lost in Translation." This was an amazingly erudite, well written novel based on a trip to China of a young woman named Lia Frank, who is an authority of Chinese fine porcelain and is asked to appraise the contents of a large number of crates of ancient porcelain bowls, cups etc. which had been hidden away in the Forbidden City inorder to save them from the ravages of war. Lia is amazingly believable, her knowledge of china vast and her story compelling. There is a love story blended in and the reader meets several interesting folks with whom she interacts along the way. I liked it a lot.