By Lisa See
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The author of Snow Flower and the key Fan, Peony in Love,
and Shanghai Girls
has garnered overseas popularity of her nice ability at rendering the elaborate relationships of girls and the advanced assembly of historical past and destiny. Now comes Lisa See’s hugely expected new novel, China Dolls
It’s 1938 in San Francisco: a world’s reasonable is getting ready to open on Treasure Island, a conflict is brewing out of the country, and the town is alive with chances. Grace, Helen, and Ruby, 3 younger ladies from very diversified backgrounds, meet unintentionally on the unique and glamorous Forbidden urban nightclub. Grace Lee, an American-born chinese language woman, has fled the Midwest with not anything yet heartache, expertise, and a couple of dancing footwear. Helen Fong lives together with her nuclear family in Chinatown, the place her conventional mom and dad insist that she defend her popularity like a bit of jade. the beautiful Ruby Tom demanding situations the bounds of conference at each flip together with her defiant perspective and no-holds-barred ambition.
the ladies turn into quick pals, hoping on each other via unforeseen demanding situations and transferring fortunes. whilst their darkish secrets and techniques are uncovered and the invisible thread of destiny binds them even tighter, they locate the energy and resilience to arrive for his or her desires. yet after the japanese assault Pearl Harbor, paranoia and suspicion threaten to damage their lives, and a surprising act of betrayal adjustments everything.Praise for China Dolls
“Superb . . . This emotional, informative and marvelous page-turner resonates with resilience and humanity.”—The Washington Post
“This is a kind of tales I’ve continuously desired to inform, yet Lisa See beat me to it, and he or she did it larger than I ever may. Bravo! Here’s a roaring status ovation for this heartwarming trip into the glittering golden age of chinese language nightclubs.”—Jamie Ford, writer of Hotel at the nook of sour and Sweet
“A attention-grabbing portrait of lifestyles as a Chinese-American lady within the Nineteen Thirties and ’40s.”—The manhattan occasions ebook Review
“A sweeping, turbulent story of ardour, friendship, success, undesirable fortune, perfidy and the desire of reconciliation.”—Los Angeles Times
“Lisa See masterfully creates unforgettable characters that linger on your reminiscence lengthy once you shut the pages.”—Bookreporter
“Stellar . . . The intensity of See’s characters and her successful prose makes this ebook an excellent trip via love and loss.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
plunges us right into a attention-grabbing background and gives an available meditation on subject matters which are nonetheless pressing in our modern world.”—San Francisco Chronicle
is [Lisa See’s] such a lot penetrating on the grounds that Snow Flower and the key Fan
.”—The Seattle Times