Shanghai Girls (Paperback)

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Summer '10 Reading Group List

“Pearl, the narrator of Shanghai Girls, says that parents die, husbands and children can leave, but sisters are for life. Her life takes her from being an indulged daughter to being sold as a wife to satisfy her father's gambling debts; from a comfortable life in Shanghai to a deperate escape from the invading Japanese, and on to San Francisco and a difficult life as an unwelcome immigrant. Through all these experiences and despite jealousies, rivalries, and a closely kept secret, Pearl and May are best friends. See tells a great story, and one that will prompt stimulating discussion.”
— Sally Wizik Wills, Sister Wolf Books, Park Rapids, MN

June 2009 Indie Next List

“Beginning in prewar Shanghai of the 1930s, Shanghai Girls tells an emotional story of two sisters who are 'pawned' in arranged marriages and sent to America as payment for a family debt. Lisa See has written a novel of sacrifice and newfound dreams that you must read.”
— Carol Hicks, Bookshelf At Hooligan Rocks, Truckee, CA

Product Details
ISBN: 9787550200012
Publisher: Jing Hua Chu Ban She
Publication Date: November 1st, 2010
Pages: 296