The White Olive Tree 白色橄榄树 by 玖月晞 Jiu Yue Xi (OE)

“Ah Zan, I am Ruan Ruan.”

No one is an island other than you.

That fateful day, he looked out of the window and saw a white olive tree in the open field.


Reporter Song looks different from her appearance.

Reporter Song is very serious with her work.

Reporter Song is quite cute.

Today I saw a white olive tree with Reporter Song. It is very special.

My new year wish is to marry her.

– Li Zan


Ah Zan, you have to be careful and pay attention to your safety.

Ah Zan, I like it when I enjoy the scenery together with you.

Ah Zan, don’t be scared. I will take you home.

Ah Zan, you are the best person I have ever met.

Ah Zan, thank you for trying your best.

– Song Ruan


“Ah Zan, in my next life, I want to be a bird.”

“Then I shall be a big tree.”

After witnessing the grimmest, darkest and bloodiest wars, I am glad that I have met the brightest and kindest soul.

I am still grateful that I have seen the white olive grove with my own eyes. I know that is a mirage where the heaven and earth meets in the desert but I am thankful for you, the brightest star in the dark night, were by my side.

[Ebook][Audiobook][Drama][Eng Translation One or Two]


5 Responses

  1. dramasbooksandtea
    dramasbooksandtea January 15, 2020 at 12:27 pm |

    Hi cloudandsea! I’m pleasantly surprised / happy to see this novel up on SSB! I’ve looked at the summary several times, but just haven’t found the courage to read it because I heard it’s pretty heavy, and, even after suffering through all the angst, doesn’t have a happy ending (like The Wind Goes, As He Knows). Would you say this is one of Jiu Yue Xi’s must-read novels? I’m really torn about whether to attempt this novel (or not)!! :’)

  2. cloudandsea
    cloudandsea January 28, 2020 at 2:45 am |

    Hi dramasbooksandtea! It is really quite heavy, I don’t think I will read again. They had quite a number of scenes on army scenes which I briefly read through and skipped >__<

  3. dramasbooksandtea
    dramasbooksandtea January 29, 2020 at 1:05 am |

    Hi cloudandsea! Thanks for responding to my query, I’ll take your warning to heart and pick it up when I’m finally ready for some heartbreak :’) Have you read all of Jiu Yue Xi’s novels though? Do you have any particular favourites? I’m stuck in a sweet / comedic novel phase right now, but I’m sure I’ll grow weary of it one day and return to angsty novelists like Jiu Yue Xi, Twentine and Tong Hua..

  4. Bingbing
    Bingbing January 26, 2023 at 2:06 am |

    I found out this novel will adaptations to a drama.. and the actors are my favourite actor liqin and johhny huang..

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