Shanghai Girls

  • Filename: shanghai-girls.
  • ISBN: 1588368602
  • Release Date: 2009-05-26
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Lisa See
  • Publisher: Random House



BONUS: This edition contains a Shanghai Girls discussion guide and an excerpt from Lisa See's Dreams of Joy. In 1937 Shanghai—the Paris of Asia—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 terrible sacrifices, face impossible choices, and confront a devastating, life-changing secret, but through it all the two heroines of this astounding new novel hold fast to who they are—Shanghai girls.

Shanghai Girls

  • Filename: shanghai-girls.
  • ISBN: 1400067111
  • Release Date: 2009-05-26
  • Number of pages: 314
  • Author: Lisa See
  • Publisher: Random House



BONUS: This edition contains a Shanghai Girls discussion guide and an excerpt from Lisa See's Dreams of Joy. In 1937 Shanghai—the Paris of Asia—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 terrible sacrifices, face impossible choices, and confront a devastating, life-changing secret, but through it all the two heroines of this astounding new novel hold fast to who they are—Shanghai girls.

Dreams of Joy

  • Filename: dreams-of-joy.
  • ISBN: 9781408826119
  • Release Date: 2012-02-07
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: Lisa See
  • Publisher: A&C Black



Nineteen-year-old Joy Louie has run away from her home in 1950s America to start a new life in China. Idealistic and unafraid, she believes that Chairman Mao is on the side of the people, despite what her family keeps telling her. How can she trust them, when she has just learned that her parents have lied to her for her whole life, that her mother Pearl is really her aunt and that her real father is a famous artist who has been living in China all these years? Joy arrives in Green Dragon Village, where families live in crowded, windowless huts and eke out a meagre existence from the red soil. And where a handsome young comrade catches her eye... Meanwhile, Pearl returns to China to bring her daughter home - if she can. For Mao has launched his Great Leap Forward, and each passing season brings ever greater hardship to cities and rural communes alike. Joy must rely on her skill as a painter and Pearl must use her contacts from her decadent childhood in 1930s Shanghai to find a way to safety, and a chance of joy for them both. Haunting, passionate and heartbreakingly real, this is the unforgettable new novel by the internationally acclaimed Lisa See.

Shanghai Girls

  • Filename: shanghai-girls.
  • ISBN: 9781408811801
  • Release Date: 2010-03-29
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Lisa See
  • Publisher: A&C Black



Shanghai, 1937. Pearl and May are two sisters from a bourgeois family. Though their personalities are very different - Pearl is a Dragon sign, strong and stubborn, while May is a true Sheep, adorable and placid - they are inseparable best friends. Both are beautiful, modern and living a carefree life ... until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away the family's wealth, and that in order to repay his debts he must sell the girls as wives to two 'Gold Mountain' men: Americans. As Japanese bombs fall on their beloved city, the two sisters set out on the journey of a lifetime, one that will take them through the villages of southern China, in and out of the clutches of brutal soldiers, and even across the ocean, through the humiliation of an anti-Chinese detention centre to a new, married life in Los Angeles's Chinatown. Here they begin a fresh chapter, despite the racial discrimination and anti-Communist paranoia, because now they have something to strive for: a young, American-born daughter, Joy. Along the way there are terrible sacrifices, impossible choices and one devastating, life-changing secret, but through it all the two heroines of this astounding new novel by Lisa See hold fast to who they are - Shanghai girls.

China Dolls

  • Filename: china-dolls.
  • ISBN: 9781408853269
  • Release Date: 2014-06-03
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: Lisa See
  • Publisher: A&C Black



It's 1938 and the exclusive Oriental nightclub in San Francisco's Forbidden City is holding auditions for showgirls. In the dark, scandalous glamour of the club, three girls from very different backgrounds stumble into each other lives. All the girls have secrets. Grace, an American-born Chinese girl, has fled the Midwest and an abusive father. Helen is from a Chinese family which has deep roots in San Francisco's Chinatown. And, as both her friends know, Ruby is Japanese passing as Chinese. Then, in a heartbeat, everything changes. The Japanese attack Pearl Harbor and paranoia, suspicion, and a shocking act of betrayal, threaten to destroy their lives.

All the Flowers in Shanghai

  • Filename: all-the-flowers-in-shanghai.
  • ISBN: 9780062081612
  • Release Date: 2011-12-20
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Duncan Jepson
  • Publisher: Harper Collins



“Duncan Jepson magically inhabits the life of a young Chinese woman in 1930s Shanghai….I thoroughly enjoyed this book.” —Janice Y. K. Lee, New York Times bestselling author of The Piano Teacher “Breathtaking….A great work that will move its readers.” —Hong Ying, international bestselling author of Daughter of the River Readers previously enchanted by Memoirs of a Geisha, Empress, and the novels of Lisa See will be captivated by Duncan Jepson’s marvelous debut, All the Flowers in Shanghai. Evocative, sweeping, yet intimate historical fiction, Jepson’s novel transports us to a China on the brink of revolution, and witnesses this colorful, tumultuous world through the eyes of a woman forced into a life not of her choosing and driven to seek a bitter revenge. This epic journey into the heart of Asia is sure to mesmerize fans of Shanghai Girls and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.

The Sing Song Girls of Shanghai

  • Filename: the-sing-song-girls-of-shanghai.
  • ISBN: 9780231122696
  • Release Date: 2007-11-01
  • Number of pages: 554
  • Author: Bangqing Han
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press



Courtesans, desire & the denizens of the Shanghai underworld are just some of the elements in Han Bangqing's novel of late imperial China, published in 1892 & now available in English for the first time.

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

  • Filename: snow-flower-and-the-secret-fan.
  • ISBN: 9781408821626
  • Release Date: 2011-10-17
  • Number of pages: 340
  • Author: Lisa See
  • Publisher: A&C Black



In the vein of Memoirs of a Geisha and Empress Orchid, this mesmerizing novel about two young girls growing up in feudal China is now a major motion picture.

Peony in Love

  • Filename: peony-in-love.
  • ISBN: 9781408811795
  • Release Date: 2011-05-04
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Lisa See
  • Publisher: A&C Black



Peony has neither seen nor spoken to any man other than her father, a wealthy Chinese nobleman. Nor has she ever ventured outside the cloistered women's quarters of the family villa. As her sixteenth birthday approaches she finds herself betrothed to a man she does not know, but Peony has dreams of her own. Her father engages a theatrical troupe to perform scenes from The Peony Pavilion, a Chinese epic opera, in their garden amidst the scent of ginger, green tea and jasmine. 'Unmarried girls should not be seen in public,' says Peony's mother, but her father allows the women to watch from behind a screen. Here, Peony catches sight of an elegant, handsome man and is immediately bewitched. So begins her unforgettable journey of love, desire, sorrow and redemption.

The Song of Everlasting Sorrow

  • Filename: the-song-of-everlasting-sorrow.
  • ISBN: 9780231143424
  • Release Date: 2008-01-01
  • Number of pages: 440
  • Author: Anyi Wang
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press



Becoming a minor celebrity when her photograph appears on the cover of Shanghai Life magazine and winning second-runner up in a beauty pageant, Wang Qiyao becomes a mistress to a wealthy benefactor, but after his death, she begins a lonely fall into anonymity.

Hangover Wisdom 100 Thoughts on Shanghai Girls

  • Filename: hangover-wisdom-100-thoughts-on-shanghai-girls.
  • ISBN: 5517249205
  • Release Date: 2013-03
  • Number of pages: 44
  • Author: James Hearding
  • Publisher: Lennex



In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Shanghai Girls: A Novel." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Shanghai Girls Uncensored Unsentimental

  • Filename: shanghai-girls-uncensored-unsentimental.
  • ISBN: 9881841941
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 158
  • Author: Lan Lan
  • Publisher: Make Do Publishing



In the book, Shanghai-based American Mina Hanbury-Tenison learns from her friend Lan Lan the secrets of how Shanghai ladies use their feminine wiles to nab the desirable and wealthy. A classic example of a Shanghai Girl who has reached stellar heights from humble beginnings, Lan Lan has been married three times, each time to a husband who was "richer than the previous," (she would like to point out), but is currently single.

The Sandcastle Girls

  • Filename: the-sandcastle-girls.
  • ISBN: 9781471110733
  • Release Date: 2012-08-02
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Chris Bohjalian
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



A haunting love story set during the First World War amidst the horrors of the Armenian Genocide One woman's journey into her family's past reveals a shocking story that has never been told. 1915, Aleppo, Syria.When Elizabeth Endicott steps off the boat from Boston, armed only with a crash course in nursing, nothing could have prepared her for the atrocities she is about to face. For Aleppo is the arrival point for the hundreds of thousands of Armenians who have been forced to march out of Turkey and through the desert to die. There Elizabeth gets to know Armen, a young Armenian engineer who has already lost his wife and infant daughter in the Genocide. When Armen travels to Egypt to join the British army, he begins to write to Elizabeth, and slowly realizes that, unless he can find his way back to her, he risks becoming lost forever. Present day, New York.Laura Petrosian has never really given her Armenian heritage much thought until an old friend calls, claiming to have seen a photo of Laura's grandmother advertising a museum exhibition. As Laura embarks on a journey back through her family's history she'll find a tale of love, loss - and the hidden story of a nation in mourning. 'Chris Bohjalian is at his very finest in this searing story of love and war. I was mesmerized from page one. Bravo!' Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife 'The Sandcastle Girlsis deft, layered, eye-opening, and riveting. I was deeply moved." Wally Lamb, author of The Hour I First Believed 'Powerful . . . Bohjalian's storytelling makes this a beautiful, frightening, and unforgettable read' Publishers' Weekly

Shanghai Baby

  • Filename: shanghai-baby.
  • ISBN: 9781780337562
  • Release Date: 2012-03-01
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Wei Hui Zhou
  • Publisher: Robinson



Publicly burned in China for its sensual nature and irreverent style, this novel is the semi-autobiographical story of Coco, a café waitress, who is full of enthusiasm and impatience for life. She meets a young man, Tian Tian, for whom she feels tenderness and love, but he is reclusive, impotent and an increasing user of drugs. Despite parental objections, Coco moves in with him, leaves her job and throws herself into writing. Shortly afterwards she meets Mark, a married Westerner. The two are uncontrollably attracted and begin a highly charged, physical affair. Torn between her two lovers, and tormented by her deceit, her unfinished novel and the conflicting feelings involved in love and betrayal, Coco begins to find out who she really is. Here is a beautifully written novel with a distinct voice that describes China on the brink of its own social and sexual revolution.

On Gold Mountain

  • Filename: on-gold-mountain.
  • ISBN: 9781101910085
  • Release Date: 2014-08-20
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Author: Lisa See
  • Publisher: Vintage



Out of the stories heard in her childhood in Los Angeles's Chinatown and years of research, See has constructed this sweeping chronicle of her Chinese-American family, a work that takes in stories of racism and romance, entrepreneurial genius and domestic heartache, secret marriages and sibling rivalries, in a powerful history of two cultures meeting in a new world. 82 photos.

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