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Review of Shanghai Girls
By Lisa See
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Review of Shanghai Girls
By Lisa See
Random House

Novelist Lisa See has found rich material in Chinese women’s lives. Her bestseller Snow Flower and
the Secret Fan
was set in 19th-century Hunan and dealt with foot-binding, the secret “women’s script” nu shu and the rivalrous bond between two women. The plot of Peony in Love turned on a 16th-century Chinese play. And in her latest, Shanghai Girls, she brings her characters from China to America.

The Chin sisters, practical Pearl
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A riveting historical novel set in Shanghai in 1937. Enter two beautiful sisters, Pearl and May, who are calender girls enjoying their freedom in the Paris of Asia. Abruptly and unbeknownst to Pearl and May their father arranges marriages for them to pay off his debts. Their new husbands are Chinese but live in California. Pearl and May must immigrate to the United States. What ensues in a honest look at the struggle of Chinese immigrants in the U.S.A. See a full review of this book at my blog h ...more
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This was just so sad and too depressing. I don’t need a happy book but good grief, just about everything that can go wrong does and then some.
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