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 tricky relationships of ladies and the advanced assembly of background 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 warfare is brewing in another country, and town is alive with percentages. Grace, Helen, and Ruby, 3 younger ladies from very diverse backgrounds, meet unintentionally on the specific 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 section of jade. the beautiful Ruby Tom demanding situations the limits of conference at each flip together with her defiant angle and no-holds-barred ambition.
the women turn into quickly buddies, counting on each other via unforeseen demanding situations and moving fortunes. while their darkish secrets and techniques are uncovered and the invisible thread of destiny binds them even tighter, they locate the power and resilience to arrive for his or her goals. 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 tremendous page-turner resonates with resilience and humanity.”—The Washington Post
“This is a type of tales I’ve regularly desired to inform, yet Lisa See beat me to it, and she or he did it greater than I ever may perhaps. 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 interesting portrait of existence as a Chinese-American lady within the Thirties and ’40s.”—The long island instances publication Review
“A sweeping, turbulent story of ardour, friendship, success, undesirable fortune, perfidy and the wish of reconciliation.”—Los Angeles Times
“Lisa See masterfully creates unforgettable characters that linger on your reminiscence lengthy when you shut the pages.”—Bookreporter
“Stellar . . . The intensity of See’s characters and her successful prose makes this booklet an excellent trip via love and loss.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“China Dolls plunges us right into a attention-grabbing heritage and gives an available meditation on topics which are nonetheless pressing in our modern world.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“China Dolls is [Lisa See’s] such a lot penetrating because Snow Flower and the key Fan.”—The Seattle Times
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China Dolls: A Novel by Lisa See