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Lisa See collaborated with her mother Carolyn See and her mother's companion John Espey to write several novels, published under the pseudonym Monica Highland.
- Snow Flower and the Secret Fan 8,344 copies, 342 reviews
- Shanghai Girls 3,084 copies, 259 reviews
- Peony in Love 2,465 copies, 115 reviews
- Dreams of Joy 1,014 copies, 101 reviews
- On Gold Mountain: The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American… 544 copies, 16 reviews
- The Flower Net 433 copies, 12 reviews
- Dragon Bones 377 copies, 3 reviews
- China Dolls 345 copies, 45 reviews
- The Interior 296 copies, 6 reviews
- Flower Net, The Interior, and Dragon Bones: Three Red Princess Mysteries 1 copy
- Shanghai Girls and Dreams of Joy: Two Bestselling Novels 1 copy
- 365 Days in China Calendar 2007 1 copy
- Tyrus Wong: A Restrospective 1 copy
- Peony in Love [abridged] 1 copy
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Lisa See, China Dolls
It's 1938 in San Francisco: a world's fair is preparing to open on Treasure Island, a war is brewing overseas, and the city is alive with possibilities. Grace, Helen, and Ruby, three young women from very different backgrounds, meet by chance at the exclusive and glamorous Forbidden City nightclub. Grace Lee, an American-born Chinese girl, has fled the Midwest with nothing but heartache, talent, and a pair of dancing shoes.
Helen Fong lives with her extended family in Chinatown, where her traditional parents insist that she guard her reputation like a piece of jade. The stunning Ruby Tom challenges the boundaries of convention at every turn with her defiant attitude and no-holds-barred ambition.
The girls become fast friends, relying on one another through unexpected challenges and shifting fortunes. When their dark secrets are exposed and the invisible thread of fate binds them even tighter, they find the strength and resilience to reach for their dreams. But after the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, paranoia and suspicion threaten to destroy their lives, and a shocking act of betrayal changes everything.
Praise for China Dolls
"Superb . . . This emotional, informative and brilliant page-turner resonates with resilience and humanity."--"The Washington Post"
"This is one of those stories I've always wanted to tell, but Lisa See beat me to it, and she did it better than I ever could. Bravo! Here's a roaring standing ovation for this heartwarming journey into the glittering golden age of Chinese nightclubs."--Jamie Ford, author of "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet"
"Stellar . . . The depth of See's characters and her winning prose makes this book a wonderful journey through love and loss."--Publishers Weekly
"China Dolls plunges us into a fascinating history and offers an accessible meditation on themes that are still urgent in our contemporary world."--San Francisco Chronicle
"China Dolls is Lisa See's most penetrating since Snow Flower and the Secret Fan."--The Seattle Times
Lisa See is the New York Times bestselling author of Dreams of Joy, Shanghai Girls, 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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Lisa See collaborated with her mother Carolyn See and her mother's companion John Espey to write several novels, published under the pseudonym Monica Highland
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