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On Gold Mountain by Lisa See
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Feb 17, 12

Read from February 05 to 17, 2012

This book was good, but not great. It taught me lot about the lives and problems of the Chinese people who came to the West Coast, originally to build the railroads and then to stay in the US and become part of the fabric of California and the US. there were some interesting people in Lisa See's family and their stoy needed to be recorded. Many reviewers found this book boring......I never felt it was at all boring, but it also did not soar. the characters were intersting but not fascinating...just not 3 dimensional enough, I guess. i wanted to see the buildings and people...there were some photos, but I think the author coukd have made them live through her words by showing rather than telling.
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