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  • Shanghai Girls and Dreams of Joy: Two Bestselling Novels
  • Written by Lisa See
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On Sale: August 26, 2013
Pages: 704 | ISBN: 978-0-8129-8547-4
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Across two critically acclaimed linked novels, now together in this eBook bundle, Lisa See unfolds a captivating saga of the bonds between women—mothers and daughters, sisters and friends—while illuminating the events of China’s tumultuous history.
 
SHANGHAI GIRLS
 
“As in Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and Peony in Love, [See] has . . . created ordinary women who, through willfulness and resiliency, accomplish extraordinary things.”—Miami Herald
 
In 1937 Shanghai—the Paris of Asia—twenty-one-year-old Pearl Chin and her younger sister, May, are beautiful, modern, and carefree . . . until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away their wealth. To repay his debts, he must sell the girls as wives to suitors from Los Angeles. As Pearl and May set out from the Chinese countryside to the shores of America, they face impossible choices and confront a life-changing secret, but through it all the two sisters hold fast to who they are—Shanghai girls.
 
DREAMS OF JOY
 
“Astonishing . . . a story with characters who enter a reader’s life, take up residence, and illuminate the myriad decisions and stories that make up human history.”—Los Angeles Times
 
Reeling from newly uncovered family secrets, Pearl’s nineteen-year-old daughter, Joy, runs away to Shanghai in early 1957 to find her birth father—an artist with whom both May and Pearl were once in love. Dazzled by him, and blinded by idealism, Joy throws herself into the New Society of Red China, heedless of the dangers in the Communist regime. Terrified for Joy’s safety, Pearl returns to Shanghai, determined to save her daughter. Yet even as Joy’s and Pearl’s journeys converge, one of the most tragic episodes in China’s history threatens their very lives.
 
Praise for Lisa See
 
“Explores the bonds of sisterhood while powerfully evoking the often nightmarish American immigrant experience.”USA Today, on Shanghai Girls
 
“As compulsively readable as it is an enlightening journey.”The Denver Post, on Shanghai Girls
 
“See is a gifted historical novelist. . . . The real love story, the one that’s artfully shown, is between mother and daughter, and aunt and daughter.”—San Francisco Chronicle, on Dreams of Joy
 
“See’s research feels impeccable, and she has created an authentic, visually arresting world.”The Washington Post, on Dreams of Joy
Lisa See

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Lisa See - Shanghai Girls and Dreams of Joy: Two Bestselling Novels
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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Praise for Lisa See
 
“Explores the bonds of sisterhood while powerfully evoking the often nightmarish American immigrant experience.”USA Today, on Shanghai Girls
 
“As compulsively readable as it is an enlightening journey.”The Denver Post, on Shanghai Girls
 
“See is a gifted historical novelist. . . . The real love story, the one that’s artfully shown, is between mother and daughter, and aunt and daughter.”—San Francisco Chronicle, on Dreams of Joy
 
“See’s research feels impeccable, and she has created an authentic, visually arresting world.”The Washington Post, on Dreams of Joy
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