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Shanghai Girls INSHANGHAI 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 and that 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 back cover

10 thoughts on “Shanghai Girls

  1. says:

    I m re rating this book up to 4 stars, but with the contingency that it must be read with Dreams of Joy When read in conjunction with the second book, this book is excellent really emotionally powerful Without the second book, you ll be horribly disappointed with the the last 20 pages and wishing for 350my original review is still below Re reading

  2. says:

    Lisa s See s new novel, Shanghai Girls, provides a rich experience for its readers taking them from the splendor, highlife, glamour and poverty of 1937 Shanghai to the struggles of Chinese immigrants to survive a virtual internment on Angel Island, off the coast of San Francisco, to the almost impossible challenges of trying to build a life in Los

  3. says:

    3.5 STARSOMG These girls dad sucks This reminds me of one of her other books with the father TRIGGER WARNING GANG RAPE BEATING OF AN OLD WOMAN AND HER TEENAGE DAUGHTER SPOILERS I liked the story, it did kind of remind me of Snow Flower And The Secret Fan in ways, but I liked that book a lot better I can t put my finger on what I didn t love about th

  4. says:

    This book was very disappointing I went into it eager to learn about this point in history and this should have been a good book considering the premise of the story I think it started out well and the family and events in China held my interest and seemed well defined Still, the tragedies never felt that compelling, and even what should have outrage

  5. says:

    I can t believe I didn t write a review on this Lisa See book This is one of my favorite historical books she wrote There is a fascinating story in here that many people know very little about The plot revolves around two sisters their privilege life breaks down 1930 s Shanghai Their father sell them to loveless marriages The history of horrific preju

  6. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I really disliked this book and I m extra disappoined about it because I loved Snow Flower and the Secret Fan so much It starts out OK with the depiction of Shanghai but never did anything to make me feel a connection to the characters Pearl is just pure, unadulterated grou

  7. says:

    This was the third book I ve read by this author and I m still confused as to my feelings for her writing The first book I read, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, I loved I think it was all the descriptions and information about the cultural nuances, including foot binding Then, I was excited to read, Peony in Love, until I actually started it Then, I tho

  8. says:

    I fell in love with Lisa See s writing a few years ago when I read Snow Flower and the Secret Fan As such, I was really looking forward to reading Shanghai Girls when it came out Initially though, people began saying that it did not compare So it was with trepidation that I began reading this book, afraid that I would be disappointed THAT DID NOT HAPPEN

  9. says:

    I really enjoyed this peek into Chinese culture and history For Ed s peace of mind, there are a few instances of tragedy porn a la Kite Runner, but I found this book ratherenjoyable It covers Pearl and May s lives growing up in Shanghai, where they don t have to worry about much until their father basically sells them as wives for another man s sons in or

  10. says:

    Historical fiction beginning in 1937 in Shanghai, China Two sisters are uprooted from their carefree lives when their father loses the family s wealth to gambling debts He arranges their marriages, much to their dismay, which starts a harrowing journey that ends in Chinatown near Hollywood, California It follows the development of family bonds and the traj

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