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On Gold Mountain by Lisa See
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Jan 26, 2010

really liked it
Read in January, 2010

This was a wonderful book about one of California's historical families. I had seen a picture of Fong See & his wife Letticie at the Autry Museum and wondered about such an odd pairing. A Chinese man & a white woman marrying at the turn of the last century was highly unusual to say the least. I was fascinated not because their actions were unusual (because their family problems & joys were very much like everyone else's), but because of the authors desire to explain to herself & us what her family was about. Her understanding is our joy- a great book!
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