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Shanghai Girls

A Novel
See, Lisa (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Two sisters leave Shanghai to find new lives in 1930s Los Angeles in this fresh, fascinating adventure.
Authors: See, Lisa
Title: Shanghai girls
a novel
Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2010
Characteristics: 322 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Lisa See
Notes: Includes reader's guide
Summary: Two sisters leave Shanghai to find new lives in 1930s Los Angeles in this fresh, fascinating adventure.
ISBN: 9780812980530
0812980530
Branch Call Number: FICTION SEE 2010
Subject Headings: Sisters Fiction Chinese United States Fiction Immigrants United States Fiction Family secrets Fiction
Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Historical fiction
Topical Term: Sisters
Chinese
Immigrants
Family secrets
LCCN: 2010291020
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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 fr... Read More »


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Aug 21, 2014
  • kindrabirss rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I really love Lisa See's books and this one was no exception. Full of tragedy, loss and rebuilding, I love how Lisa creates characters that you really care for and are invested in. You must read Dreams of Joy after this.

Feb 06, 2014
  • ABenoit rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I liked it. It was a good story and i even learned a little chinese. I look forward to any future works from Mrs. See.

Dec 23, 2013
  • friendlyfaceca rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Eye opening. Excellent. Must continue with Dreams of Joy.

May 31, 2013
  • finn75 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great historical fiction. Examines an episode in Chinese history through the eyes of two well off Chinese sisters. They move from comfort to danger and poverty when war breaks out. Then they have to shift to a strange country to marry two men they have never met! A sad story of survival but well worth the read.

Aug 07, 2012
  • angelstr2188 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Overall this was a great book. The author takes you through the hardships of the time period for those living in China. The journey for both the main characters is eye opening along with the way immigrants are treated once they get to the US. See could have continued the book with the journey back to Shanghai but the place she stopped was obviously a safe one.

Jul 18, 2012
  • healice rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The beginning was a little slow to me. But once you get into it, it's fantastic and you can't put it down.

Loved this book, it was a fantastic read.

Jun 20, 2012
  • mrsgail5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A++ All the way….A must have Book in all Libraries - worth the long library wait and WORTH the cost of owing!
I would recommend this movie for all to see.

Apr 12, 2012
  • azor rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed this book as much if not more than Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.
It begins in 1937 during the invasion of Shanghi by the Japanese. The movie "The Flowers of War" dipicts events in Nanking at the same time, So it was a good companion movie for this book. Recommended

Mar 08, 2012
  • Opal1678 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

great book but the didn't like the ending. Great portrayal of a bond between sisters during different circumstances.

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Jul 18, 2012
  • healice rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

"Because somehow, some way, I'm going to find Joy, and I'm going to bring my daughter, our daughter, home to my sister and me."

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