On Gold Mountain
As it was, I scanned the middle 150 pages.
See seemed that she just had to...more
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.Amazon.com Review
Lisa See, daughter of novelist Carolyn See, brings a novelist's skill to this sprawling ancestral his
The story flows with a mind of its own. It's never boring or tedious but makes so much sense and offers a glimpse of so much time spread out over 100 years. This is difficult to do, I'm sure, when one has facts and stats and letters and stories from family members, ship manifests and a city that burne...more
This is a remarkable historic and biographical book that not only covers Lisa See’s own family history, but also the Chinese in America. Gold Mountain is the Chinese name for the United States. Having heard stories as a child in Los Angeles Chinatown in her family’s antique business of her family’s past and especially that of her great-great grandfather (Fong See) who emigrated from China to the United State i...more
A few of the chapters read like they were transcribed straight from audio tapes - real str...more