Shanghai Girls

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Random House LCC US, 2010 - Chinese - 406 pages
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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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Lisa See does it again!

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As an author Lisa See is an expert at painting the picture of historical Chinese and ChineseAmerican culture. In this book she reveals the complexities of the relationship of two sisters like a ... Read full review


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This helped to understand what the people of China went through before WW II and after. America has a problem accepting nonwhites. But these immigrants wanted to be Americans in spite of the way ... Read full review

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