Shanghai Girls and Dreams of Joy: Two Bestselling Novels Lisa See

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Shanghai Girls and Dreams of Joy: Two Bestselling Novels  by  Lisa See

Shanghai Girls and Dreams of Joy: Two Bestselling Novels by Lisa See
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Across two critically acclaimed linked novels, now together in this eBook bundle, Lisa See unfolds a captivating saga of the bonds between women--mothers and daughters, sisters and friends--while illuminating the events of Chinas tumultuous history.MoreAcross two critically acclaimed linked novels, now together in this eBook bundle, Lisa See unfolds a captivating saga of the bonds between women--mothers and daughters, sisters and friends--while illuminating the events of Chinas tumultuous history.SHANGHAI GIRLSAs in Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and Peony in Love, [See] has .

. . created ordinary women who, through willfulness and resiliency, accomplish extraordinary things.--Miami HeraldIn 1937 Shanghai--the Paris of Asia--twenty-one-year-old Pearl Chin and her younger sister, May, 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 from Los Angeles. As Pearl and May set out from the Chinese countryside to the shores of America, they face impossible choices and confront a life-changing secret, but through it all the two sisters hold fast to who they are--Shanghai girls.DREAMS OF JOYAstonishing . . . a story with characters who enter a readers life, take up residence, and illuminate the myriad decisions and stories that make up human history.--Los Angeles TimesReeling from newly uncovered family secrets, Pearls nineteen-year-old daughter, Joy, runs away to Shanghai in early 1957 to find her birth father--an artist with whom both May and Pearl were once in love.

Dazzled by him, and blinded by idealism, Joy throws herself into the New Society of Red China, heedless of the dangers in the Communist regime. Terrified for Joys safety, Pearl returns to Shanghai, determined to save her daughter. Yet even as Joys and Pearls journeys converge, one of the most tragic episodes in Chinas history threatens their very lives.Praise for Lisa SeeExplores the bonds of sisterhood while powerfully evoking the often nightmarish American immigrant experience.--USA Today, on Shanghai GirlsAs compulsively readable as it is an enlightening journey.--TheDenver Post, on Shanghai GirlsSee is a gifted historical novelist.

. . . The real love story, the one thats artfully shown, is between mother and daughter, and aunt and daughter.--San Francisco Chronicle, on Dreams of JoySees research feels impeccable, and she has created an authentic, visually arresting world.--The Washington Post, on Dreams of Joy



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