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Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
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May 19, 09

bookshelves: jen-s-picks, great-for-book-groups

I was a fan of both Snowflower and the Secret Fan and Peony in Love, but I thought her new book blew them away. It is more contemporary, set in 1930s Los Angeles and focuses on the relationship between two sisters as they struggle to make their way in the world after leaving Shanghai through arranged marriages. See’s exploration of sisterhood–both the good and the bad–rings true and readers can’t help but become embroiled in May and Pearl’s lives whether they have a sister or not. Just like her previous books, this is a natural for book discussion groups.

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