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Lisa See is the New York Times bestselling author of Peony in Love, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Flower Net (an Edgar Award nominee), The Interior, and Dragon Bones, as well as the critically acclaimed memoir On Gold Mountain. The Organization of Chinese American Women named her the 2001 National Woman of the Year. She lives in Los Angeles.

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China Dolls
A Novel
Written by Lisa See


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $27.00

The New York Times bestselling author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, and Shanghai Girls has garnered international acclaim for her great skill at rendering the intricate relationships of women and the complex meeting of history and fate. Now comes Lisa See’s highly anticipated new novel, China... Read more >

China Dolls
A Novel
Written by Lisa See


Format: eBook, 416 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $13.99

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China Dolls
A Novel
Written by Lisa See


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Random House Large Print
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $27.00

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Dragon Bones
A Red Princess Mystery
Written by Lisa See


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: March 2, 2004
Price: $14.95

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

Dragon Bones
A Novel
Written by Lisa See


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: December 1, 2009
Price: $11.99

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Dreams of Joy
A Novel
Written by Lisa See


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $15.00

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In her most powerful novel yet, acclaimed author Lisa See returns to the story of sisters Pearl and May from Shanghai Girls, and Pearl’s strong-willed nineteen-year-old daughter, Joy. Reeling from newly uncovered family secrets, Joy runs away to Shanghai in early 1957 to find her birth father—the... Read more >

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Dreams of Joy
A Novel
Written by Lisa See


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: May 31, 2011
Price: $26.00

In her beloved New York Times bestsellers Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, and, most recently, Shanghai Girls, Lisa See has brilliantly illuminated the potent bonds of mother love, romantic love, and love of country. Now, in her most powerful novel yet, she returns to these timeless themes... Read more >

Dreams of Joy
A Novel
Written by Lisa See


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: May 31, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Flower Net
A Red Princess Mystery
Written by Lisa See


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: December 31, 2007
Price: $14.95

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Flower Net
A Red Princess Mystery
Written by Lisa See


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: December 31, 2007
Price: $11.99

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The Interior
A Red Princess Mystery
Written by Lisa See


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: December 31, 2007
Price: $14.95

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The Interior
A Red Princess Mystery
Written by Lisa See


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: December 31, 2007
Price: $11.99

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On Gold Mountain

Written by Lisa See


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $15.95

In 1867, Lisa See's great-great-grandfather arrived in America, where he prescribed herbal remedies to immigrant laborers who were treated little better than slaves. His son Fong See later built a mercantile empire and married a Caucasian woman, in spite of laws prohibiting interracial marriage. Lisa herself grew up playing in her... Read more >
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Peony in Love
A Novel
Written by Lisa See


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 19, 2008
Price: $15.00

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Peony in Love
A Novel
Written by Lisa See


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: June 26, 2007
Price: $23.95

“I finally understand what the poets have written. In spring, moved to passion; in autumn only regret.”

For young Peony, betrothed to a suitor she has never met, these lyrics from The Peony Pavilion mirror her own longings. In the garden of the Chen Family Villa, amid the scent of ginger, green... Read more >

Peony in Love
A Novel
Written by Lisa See


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: June 26, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Shanghai Girls and Dreams of Joy: Two Bestselling Novels

Written by Lisa See


Format: eBook, 704 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: August 26, 2013
Price: $16.99

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Flower Net, The Interior, and Dragon Bones: Three Red Princess Mysteries

Written by Lisa See


Format: eBook, 1120 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: December 16, 2013
Price: $27.99

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Shanghai Girls
A Novel
Written by Lisa See


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 2, 2010
Price: $16.00

HONOR BOOK, ASIAN/PACIFIC AMERICAN LIBRARIANS ASSOCIATION (APALA)
LITERATURE AWARD - FICTION


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... Read more >

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Shanghai Girls
A Novel
Written by Lisa See


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: May 26, 2009
Price: $25.00

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... Read more >

Shanghai Girls
A Novel
Written by Lisa See


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: May 26, 2009
Price: $9.99

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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
A Novel
Written by Lisa See


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: June 28, 2005
Price: $10.99

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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Random House Reader's Circle Deluxe Reading Group Edition)
A Novel
Written by Lisa See


Format: eBook, 344 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: December 12, 2011
Price: $12.99

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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
A Novel
Written by Lisa See


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 21, 2006
Price: $16.00

"A nuanced exploration of women's friendship and women's writing in a remote corner of Imperial China."
Kirkus Reviews

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is a brilliantly realistic journey back to an era of Chinese history that is as deeply moving as it is sorrowful. With the period detail and deep resonance of... Read more >

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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
A Novel
Written by Lisa See


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: June 28, 2005
Price: $26.00

Lily is haunted by memories–of who she once was, and of a person, long gone, who defined her existence. She has nothing but time now, as she recounts the tale of Snow Flower, and asks the gods for forgiveness.

In nineteenth-century China, when wives and daughters were foot-bound and lived in almost... Read more >
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