[ BOOKS ] ✭ Shanghai Girls (Shanghai Girls #1) Author Lisa See – Valtrex-4.us

Shanghai Girls (Shanghai Girls #1) Pearl And May Are Sisters, Living Carefree Lives In Shanghai, The Paris Of Asia But When Japanese Bombs Fall On Their Beloved City, They Set Out On The Journey Of A Lifetime, One That Will Take Them Through The Chinese Countryside, In And Out Of The Clutch Of Brutal Soldiers, And Across The Pacific To The Shores Of America.In 1937, Shanghai Is The Paris Of Asia, A City Of Great Wealth And Glamour, The Home Of Millionaires And Beggars, Gangsters And Gamblers, Patriots And Revolutionaries, Artists And Warlords Thanks To The Financial Security And Material Comforts Provided By Their Father S Prosperous Rickshaw Business, Twenty One Year Old Pearl Chin And Her Younger Sister, May, Are Having The Time Of Their Lives Though Both Sisters Wave Off Authority And Tradition, They Couldn T Be Different Pearl Is A Dragon Sign, Strong And Stubborn, While May Is A True Sheep, Adorable And Placid Both Are Beautiful, Modern, And Carefree Until The Day Their Father Tells Them That He Has Gambled Away Their Wealth And That In Order To Repay His Debts He Must Sell The Girls As Wives To Suitors Who Have Traveled From California To Find Chinese Brides As Japanese Bombs Fall On Their Beloved City, Pearl And May Set Out On The Journey Of A Lifetime, One That Will Take Them Through The Chinese Countryside, In And Out Of The Clutch Of Brutal Soldiers, And Across The Pacific To The Shores Of America In Los Angeles They Begin A Fresh Chapter, Trying To Find Love With The Strangers They Have Married, Brushing Against The Seduction Of Hollywood, And Striving To Embrace American Life Even As They Fight Against Discrimination, Brave Communist Witch Hunts, And Find Themselves Hemmed In By Chinatown S Old Ways And Rules.

[ BOOKS ] ✭ Shanghai Girls (Shanghai Girls #1)  Author Lisa See – Valtrex-4.us
  • Hardcover
  • 309 pages
  • Shanghai Girls (Shanghai Girls #1)
  • Lisa See
  • English
  • 26 August 2017
  • 1400067111

    10 thoughts on “[ BOOKS ] ✭ Shanghai Girls (Shanghai Girls #1) Author Lisa See – Valtrex-4.us


  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 5 2011 in prep for the second book Dreams of Joy In retrospect, my review is fairly prophetic I m so glad there sto the s I m re rating this book up to 4 stars, but with the contin...


  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 Angeles Chinatown in the context of an America that does not want them and treats them cruelly.But despite its rich background, Shanghai Girls is ul 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 Angeles Chinatown in the context of an America that does not want them and treats them cruelly.But despite its rich background, Shanghai Girls is ultimately the story of two sisters Pearl and May who desperately strive to help each other survive and at the same time replay in their minds and actions old rivalries, jealousies, and hurts The summary of the book on See s web site puts it well They love each other but they also know exactly where to drive the knife to hurt the other sister the most This is most dramatically shown in the novel s climax.Pearl, speaking in first person, is the narrator, taking us from 1937 to 1957 Th...


  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 this book, I guess it just seemed to drag a little bit for me I have to admit that I almost threw the book when I got to t 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 this book, I guess it just seeme...


  4. 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 prejudice immigration coming to America was no joke.After I had read this not light and fluffy , a front page article in our local 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 ho...


  5. 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 outraged me when they arrived in the US, never had the impact they would have if better written I should have gotten angry, I should have cried, I shou 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 outraged me when they arrived in the US, never had the impact they would have if better written I should have gotten angry, I should have cried, I should have feltfor the characters The book evolved into a lo...


  6. 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 thought ...


  7. 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 grouch, and May is a completly selfish jerk or is she the last few pages make me wonder if she s fine but grouchy Pearl made me hate her Most of the book is just a boring list of things that happened We worked at China City 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 grouch, and May is a completly selfish jerk or is she the last few pages make me wonder if s...


  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 All I can say is that Lisa See has another hit on her hands with this wonderful story of two sisters who emigrate from Shanghai to America 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 All I can say is that Lisa See has ano...


  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 order to pay off his gambling debts Amid this, the second Sino Japanese War is going on, and it takes everything they have in order to g I really enjoyed this peek into Chinese culture and history For Ed s peace of mind, there are a few instances o...


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I m going to have to admit that I stayed up til all hours of the night to read this book But, that being said, I also have to say that in my opinion it s not a very good book at all The plot is rollicking the main characters, formerly wealthy girls in Shanghai, must escape both gangsters and the Japanese then they go to Cal...

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