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Shanghai Girls

ISBN-10: 1400067111
ISBN-13: 9781400067114
Edition: 2009
Authors: Lisa See
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Description: For readers of the phenomenal bestsellersSnow Flower and the Secret FanandPeony in Lovea stunning new novel from Lisa See about two sisters who leave Shanghai to find new lives in 1930s Los Angeles May and Pearl, two sisters living in Shanghai in  More...

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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Random House of Canada, Limited
Publication date: 5/26/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

For readers of the phenomenal bestsellersSnow Flower and the Secret FanandPeony in Lovea stunning new novel from Lisa See about two sisters who leave Shanghai to find new lives in 1930s Los Angeles May and Pearl, two sisters living in Shanghai in the mid-1930s, are beautiful, sophisticated, and well-educated, but their family is on the verge of bankruptcy. Hoping to improve their social standing, May and Pearl's parents arrange for their daughters to marry "Gold Mountain men" who have come from Los Angeles to find brides. But when the sisters leave China and arrive at Angel's Island (the Ellis Island of the West)where they are detained, interrogated, and humiliated for monthsthey feel the harsh reality of leaving home. And when May discovers she's pregnant the situation becomes even more desperate. The sisters make a pact that no one can ever know. A novel about two sisters, two cultures, and the struggle to find a new life in America while bound to the old, Shanghai Girls is a fresh, fascinating adventure from beloved and bestselling author Lisa See.

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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