Shanghai Girls, by Lisa See
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8053-0 (0-8129-8053-0)
336 pages (Trade paperback)
Published by Random House (2010)
This week, thanks to Random House, I will be giving away a trade paperback of Lisa See’s novel Shanghai Girls. The drawing will take place on March 18th.
Shanghai Girls is about two sisters who immigrate to the United States in the 1930s. Filled with rich description of Shanghai and San Francisco, this is a novel which is sure to please See fans. I read this book in January and found it a good read (read my review).
A blurb from the Random House site reads:
In 1937 Shanghai—the Paris of Asia—twenty-one-year-old Pearl Chin and her younger sister, May, are having the time of their lives. Both are beautiful, modern, and carefree—until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away their wealth. To repay his debts, he must sell the girls as wives to suitors who have traveled from Los Angeles to find Chinese brides. As Japanese bombs fall on their beloved city, Pearl and May set out on the journey of a lifetime, from the Chinese countryside to the shores of America. Though inseparable best friends, the sisters also harbor petty jealousies and rivalries. Along the way they make terrible sacrifices, face impossible choices, and confront a devastating, life-changing secret, but through it all the two heroines of this astounding new novel hold fast to who they are—Shanghai girls.
ABOUT the AUTHOR:
Lisa See Lisa See is the New York Times bestselling author of Peony in Love (read my review), 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. The Organization of Chinese American Women named her the 2001 National Woman of the Year. She lives in Los Angeles.
Want to be eligible to win a copy of this fantastic novel? It’s simple…either join my project Reading for a Cure OR sponsor someone who has joined OR make a one-time donation to the Pediatric Cancer Foundation (being sure to select the button for Reading for a Cure and then AFTER you’ve donated, come back and leave me a comment to let me know you did it). But hurry – you must do one of those three things BEFORE the drawing takes place on March 18th!
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