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
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!