Dreams of Joy

ISBN-10: 0812980549
ISBN-13: 9780812980547
Edition: 2012
Authors: Lisa See
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Description: #1NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLERIn her most powerful novel yet, acclaimed author Lisa See returns to the story of sisters Pearl and May fromShanghai Girls,and Pearl’s strong-willed nineteen-year-old daughter, Joy. Reeling from newly uncovered family  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/7/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

#1NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLERIn her most powerful novel yet, acclaimed author Lisa See returns to the story of sisters Pearl and May fromShanghai Girls,and Pearl’s strong-willed nineteen-year-old daughter, Joy. Reeling from newly uncovered family secrets, Joy runs away to Shanghai in early 1957 to find her birth father—the artist Z.G. Li, with whom both May and Pearl were once in love. Dazzled by him, and blinded by idealism and defiance, Joy throws herself into the New Society of Red China, heedless of the dangers in the Communist regime. Devastated by Joy’s flight and terrified for her safety, Pearl is determined to save her daughter, no matter the personal cost. From the crowded city to remote villages, Pearl confronts old demons and almost insurmountable challenges as she follows Joy, hoping for reconciliation. Yet even as Joy’s and Pearl’s separate journeys converge, one of the most tragic episodes in China’s history threatens their very lives.

Lisa See was born in Paris but grew up in Los Angeles, spending much of her time in Chinatown. Her first book, On Gold Mountain: The One Hundred Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family (1995), was a national bestseller and a New York Times Notable Book. The book traces the journey of Lisa¿s great-grandfather, Fong See. Her first fiction novel, Flower Net (1997) was a national bestseller, a New York Times Notable Book, and on the Los Angeles Times Best Books List for 1997. Flower Net was also nominated for an Edgar award for best first novel. In addition to writing books, Ms. See was the Publishers Weekly West Coast Correspondent for 13 years.

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