TLC Book Tour and Give-Away: Shanghai Girls

I was very excited to receive a copy of Shanghai Girls from Random House as part of a TLC Book Tour. Lisa See is the New York Times bestselling author of Peony in Love, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Flower Net (an Edgar Award nominee), The Interior, and Dragon Bones, as well as the critically acclaimed memoir On Gold Mountain. I have read both of See’s previous historical fiction novels. I absolutely loved Snowflower and the Secret Fan, and enjoyed Peony in Love (read my review), so it was no surprise that I found Shanghai Girls an entertaining read (read my review). Learn more about See and her work by visiting the author’s website.

Perhaps the most interesting parts of See’s latest novel are her exploration of women’s issues in the Chinese culture from 1937-1957, and the discrimination which Chinese immigrants faced in the United States in the 40s and 50s. Readers who enjoy historical fiction and are especially interested in the Asian culture and immigration issues, will want to pick up a copy of Shanghai Girls.

About the Book:

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks (February 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0812980530
  • ISBN-13: 978-0812980530

Read an Excerpt of Shanghai Girls

Shanghai Girls on Amazon

Win a Copy of the Book

Random House has generously offered to give away a copy of Shanghai Girls to TWO lucky readers of my blog.

To enter the contest:

  • Contest only open to U.S. and Canada (sorry!)
  • Leave me a comment on this post and tell me if you have previously read See’s work and if so, which is your favorite.
  • Make sure to leave a legitimate email address in the comment form.
  • Entries close on January 23rd at midnight PST. I will draw TWO winners using Random.org on January 24th.
  • I will email winners, as well as announcing them here on my blog. Winners MUST contact me with their snail mail (by responding to my email) within 7 days of notification or I will draw another name.

Thanks, and GOOD LUCK!

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    • Darlene on January 13, 2010 at 18:19

    Hi there, just popping in to let you know this is posted at Win a Book for you. No need to enter me.

    • Amanda West on January 13, 2010 at 20:27

    The only book of hers I have read is Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. It was amazing and I would love to read more of her work.
    amandarwest at gmaildotcom

    • Darcy Odden on January 13, 2010 at 20:36

    I have not read any of See’s works. Shanghai Girls sounds like a wonderful read. Please include me.

    • Katy F. on January 13, 2010 at 20:54

    I haven’t read any of Lisa See’s books, but I’ve been wanting to read On Gold Mountain. This one sounds really good too. 🙂

    • Sandy Jay on January 13, 2010 at 21:18

    I have never read any of her books.

    • Nisa on January 14, 2010 at 04:11

    I’ve only read Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and found it to be a compelling read and deeply moving. I have Peony in Love on my nightstand, waiting to be read!

    • Sandra Furlotte on January 14, 2010 at 04:51

    I read Snowflower and the Secret Fan before Christmas and liked it very much. Always interested in reading about other cultures. Hope I win a copy of Shanghai Girls.

    • Linna on January 14, 2010 at 05:23

    I love her Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. It’s touching and full of emotion. Please enter me for this giveaway. Thanks.

    • JoAnn on January 14, 2010 at 05:33

    I loved Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, but haven’t read any of See’s other books. Hope that will change soon.

    JQSteve(at)aol(dot)com

  1. I would love to win a copy of this book. I have read both Peony in Love and and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. If I HAVE to choose a favorite, I suppose Peony would be the winner by a teeny tiny margin.

    • Teresa W. on January 14, 2010 at 06:41

    This would be a new author for me! tWarner419@aol.com

    • Terri on January 14, 2010 at 08:01

    Ooo, I’d love to win this book Wendy! I’ve read Snow Flower and Peony in Love. I wasn’t fond of the latter, but the former was one of my favorites for the year. Beautifully written book. I’ve been looking forward to reading this one.

    • Amanda on January 14, 2010 at 08:52

    Oh I’ve been wanting to read this one. I’ve read Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and absolutely loved it. I’ve been wanting to read Peony in Love but haven’t yet. Thanks for the giveaway!

    nycbookgirl at gmail dot com

    • Lori L on January 14, 2010 at 09:19

    I’ve read Lisa See’s Snow Flower and the Secret Fan on the recommendation of other bloggers and enjoyed it very much. I’m not sure why I haven’t read another one of her books… I would love to win a copy of Shanghai Girls!
    shetreadssoftly(at)gmail(dot)com

    • Lorise on January 14, 2010 at 10:35

    I’ve never read any of her books, but I am a big fan of historical fiction. I would love to win a copy of this book. 🙂

  2. I have never read any of her books, but people keep telling me I need to read “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan”!

    • mindy on January 14, 2010 at 11:35

    no i have never had the pleasure but am looking forward to it

  3. I just finished Snow Flower about a week ago and was floored by how much I loved it! I would be so excited to read more of See’s work. Thanks for the giveaway.

    fitz12383(at)hotmail(dot)com

    • brenda helgeson on January 14, 2010 at 15:29

    i have not but i’ve been reading a lot of grat reviews about this book

    • Dana on January 14, 2010 at 16:51

    I have never read anything but Lisa See but I am dying to! Please enter me!

    boredd09 at gmail dot com

    • Victoria on January 14, 2010 at 19:34

    I read Snow Flower and the Secret Fan in a weekend… I couldn’t put it down I loved it so much! Thanks for the chance.

    • Jennifer on January 14, 2010 at 20:14

    I have not read any of her books, but this book sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Lindymc on January 15, 2010 at 05:35

    The only Lisa See novel that I have read is Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. I really enjoyed it, although I was distressed reading about the foot binding. This novel sounds wonderful; I’d love to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.

    • Alanna on January 15, 2010 at 08:32

    I haven’t read any of Lisa See’s work, but I have heard great things about it, and am looking forward to picking up one of her novels.

    alannakurt at gmail dot com

    Thank you!

    • Jason on January 15, 2010 at 12:20

    I have never read and of See’s work, but I have heard good things

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

  4. I would love to win this! I’ve never read any of her work, but I hear she is amazing!

    areallibrarian[at]gmail[dot]com

  5. I’ve read a couple of Lisa See’s mystery books (which I enjoyed), but I truly, madly loved SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN. I have ON GOLD MOUNTAIN on my reading list for this year. I’d love to read a finished copy of SHANGHAI GIRLS (I have an arc) and put it in my permanent collection. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  6. I read her very first book, a memoir and family h istory of how her Chinese family emigrated to California and about her Chinese relatives in China.

    Would love to win her latest book, Shanghai Girls.

    harvee44 at yahoo.com

    • Vicki Wurgler on January 16, 2010 at 08:35

    I have not read any of See’s books

    • Jessica on January 16, 2010 at 19:23

    I have not read any of her books. This would be my first. I love the cover so beautiful.

    jessica(at)fan(dot)com

  7. I haven’t read any of her books, but have heard very good reviews about this one!

    cytljjb @ gmail.com

    • care020 on January 17, 2010 at 07:49

    I’ve only read Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. It was a wonderful book with well-written characters.

    care020@gmail.com

    • Mia J. on January 17, 2010 at 20:33

    I loved Snow flower and the Secret Fan.

    • Aths on January 18, 2010 at 13:42

    I’d love to join in!!

    I haven’t read Lisa See’s previous works though several are on my TBR lists and I’m reading Snow flower and the Secret Fan next month!!

    athira.c AT gmail DOT com

  8. I haven’t read any of her books before, but this book sounds wonderful!

    • Denny Gill on January 19, 2010 at 17:22

    I’ve not read any of her previous works, but look forward to reading this one! Thank you.

    • Sarah E on January 20, 2010 at 06:42

    I have not read any of See’s novels but greatly hope to read this one. Please enter me in this giveaway!

  9. I’ve never read anything by Lisa See, but I’ve heard many wonderful things about this book. I’d so love to win it!

    tatamagouche AT netbundle DOT ca

    • Anita Yancey on January 20, 2010 at 16:32

    I’ve never read any of See’s work, but I would like to. This book sounds very interesting. Please enter me. Thanks!

    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

    • pixie13 on January 20, 2010 at 18:22

    I’ve never read any of her books, but love historical fiction. And that cover is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

    • Jan McAfee on January 21, 2010 at 07:06

    I haven’t read Shanghai Girls yet. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is my favorite of hers so far, although I loved Peony in Love, too. Thanks!

    • Cynthia R on January 22, 2010 at 08:20

    I have read Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, it was a wonderful book. I would like to read more works by the author. carawling (at) hotmail (dot) com.

    • Rebecca Graham on January 22, 2010 at 13:10

    I have never read her books before but would like to start with this one.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

    • Dawn M. on January 23, 2010 at 01:55

    I’ve never read any of her books but I’ve heard a lot about them. It seems like everyone who’s read them, loves them. Good enough for me! Would love the chance to read this one.

    Thanks!

    • Shari D on January 23, 2010 at 07:01

    I have never read any of her books, but would love to read this one.

    • Wanda on January 23, 2010 at 13:39

    I haven’t read any of See’s work but I’d love to read this particular one because I’ve heard so many wonderful things about it.

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