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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Shanghai Girls


Shanghai Girls
Author:  Lisa See
Publication Date:  2009
Publisher:  Random House

Donated ByLaura from Booksnob

For readers of the phenomenal bestsellers Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and Peony in Love--a stunning new novel from Lisa See about two sisters who leave Shanghai to find new lives in 1930s Los Angeles.

May and Pearl, two sisters living in Shanghai in the mid-1930s, are beautiful, sophisticated, and well-educated, but their family is on the verge of bankruptcy. Hoping to improve their social standing, May and Pearl’s parents arrange for their daughters to marry “Gold Mountain men” who have come from Los Angeles to find brides.

But when the sisters leave China and arrive at Angel’s Island (the Ellis Island of the West)--where they are detained, interrogated, and humiliated for months--they feel the harsh reality of leaving home. And when May discovers she’s pregnant the situation becomes even more desperate. The sisters make a pact that no one can ever know.

A novel about two sisters, two cultures, and the struggle to find a new life in America while bound to the old, Shanghai Girls is a fresh, fascinating adventure from beloved and bestselling author Lisa See.

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    Laura mailed to Ashley - 

    1.  Carin  - done
    2.  Katy - done
    3.  Amy - mailed 10/6 back to Laura DC # 42055119910269010386277260581


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    Amy



      15 comments:

      Ashley said...

      Ashley (Ashleys Bookshelf)
      ashleycsy_09@yahoo.com
      GA

      Carin B. said...

      Carin B.
      littlebookish[at]gmail[dot]com
      TX

      Katy F. said...

      Katy F.

      srfbluemama[at]gmail[dot]com

      CA

      Ashley's Bookshelf said...

      Hi. I signed up for too many tours could you please take me off this one?

      Booksnob said...

      Just mailed to Ashley today. Sorry I didn't know she wanted to be taken off the tour. Here is the DC#
      0309 1930 0001 0060 9378

      Carin B. said...

      I received the book today from Ashley. Will read and send off to the next person as soon as possible! :)

      Amy said...

      This book sounds wonderful. I'd love to read it.

      ~ Amy

      Carin B. said...

      I mailed the book to Katy today.

      Here is the Delivery Confirmation #:
      0496 9010 7560 5415 4453

      I sent it priority mail because it was less than $1.00 more. :)

      Katy F. said...

      I just picked up the book from the PO today. Thanks Carin! :)

      Carin B. said...

      I put up my review of the book. I actually had to sit and digest it for a little bit before I wrote it. I was conflicted about it for a few days.

      Click HERE for my review.

      Katy F. said...

      It's on its way to Amy in the morning! Here's the DC# 9102 1288 8230 0325 7474 35

      Katy F. said...

      Here is my review! :) http://fewmorepages.blogspot.com/2010/09/review-shanghai-girls-by-lisa-see.html

      Amy said...

      I received Shanghai Girls yesterday. Thank you Katy!

      ~ Amy

      Amy said...

      I've finished Shanghai Girls and will have my review up in a day or two.

      I sent it back to its owner yesterday, DC#42055119910269010386277260581

      ~ Amy

      Amy said...

      I finally posted my review of this wonderful book.

      I know my review is late & I sincerely apologize for it. Between being sick last week & participating in the readathon & yesterday being a holiday ( I completely forgot about that!) my world has been topsy turvy. So sorry!

      My review is here:
      Shanghai Girls

      Thank you!
      ~ Amy

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