Shanghai Girls

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Random House LCC US, 2010 - Chinese - 406 pages
30 Reviews
In 1937 Shanghai, the twenty-one-year-old Pearl Chin and her younger sister, May, are having the time of their lives. Both are beautiful, modern, and carefree - until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away their wealth. To repay his debts, he must sell the girls as wives to suitors who have traveled from Los Angeles to find Chinese brides. As Japanese bombs fall on their beloved city, Pearl and May set out on the journey of a lifetime, from the Chinese countryside to the shores of America. Though inseparable best friends, the sisters also harbor petty jealousies and rivalries. Along the way they make sacrifices, face impossible choices, and confront a life-changing secret.

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Review: Shanghai Girls (Shanghai Girls #1)

User Review  - Synesthesia (SPIDERS!) - Goodreads

This book is good, but why is it that folks don't TELL each other stuff? Is it because it makes for a better story? You get a climax when folks find out EVERYTHING in a gush of anger and such. It' can ... Read full review

Review: Shanghai Girls (Shanghai Girls #1)

User Review  - Elizabeth Craig - Goodreads

I really loved this book, it's one of my favorites and a must-read if you like asian literature. Lisa See builds a great story that spans over the 18 or so years that this novel takes place. At the ... Read full review

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