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reviewed Shanghai Girls: A Novel. October 28, 2010
Shanghai Girls: A Novel
  Shanghai, 1937. Another world, almost another century. The sights, the smells, the incredibly varied and intriguing cuisines and the lives of two beautiful Chinese girls intertwine and  …
posted a Quick Tip about Shanghai Girls: A Novel. September 28, 2010
Shanghai Girls: A Novel
I read Lisa See's Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and found Snow Flower and more absorbing read than Shanghai Girls. Reviewer KellyF is right on in saying this is historical fiction, much like Snow Flower …
reviewed Shanghai Girls: A Novel. September 09, 2010
Shanghai Girls: A Novel
I was deeply affected by Lisa See's Shanghai Girls. The story is indeed, as Amy Tan puts it, "achingly beautiful."      For the most part, Shanghai girls is a fast-moving …
reviewed Shanghai Girls: A Novel. July 24, 2010
Shanghai Girls: A Novel
As the quote above suggests, this novel reflects the culture and traditions of Chinese immigrants. Not all of their beliefs are politically correct.    In 1937 Shanghai was the most …
reviewed Girl in Translation. June 02, 2010
Girl in Translation
This well-written and moving tale of immigration and exploitation is one of the best books I've read this year. When Ah-Kim and her mother immigrate legally to the U.S., they nonetheless find themselves …
reviewed Shanghai Girls: A Novel. July 18, 2009
Shanghai Girls: A Novel
After reading Peony in Love, also by Lisa See, I picked this novel without stopping to read another line. Although this one is not, in my opinion, quite as good as the former, it provides a fascinating …
reviewed Shanghai Girls: A Novel. June 22, 2009
Shanghai Girls: A Novel
Shanghai Girls is a moving story that left me touched and deeply affected. The story is indeed, as Amy Tan puts it, "achingly beautiful."    The story is set between 1937 and 1957. …
reviewed Shanghai Girls: A Novel. June 21, 2009
Shanghai Girls: A Novel
Book Review: Shanghai Girls (Random House/ May 2009) by Lisa See    Building upon her interviews with past generations for On Gold Mountain, and further research, Lisa See has written …
reviewed Shanghai Girls: A Novel. May 28, 2009
Shanghai Girls: A Novel
Lisa See has created a vivid tale about the lives of two Chinese sisters who are the toast of the town in their native Shanghai...touted as "beautiful girls," they are anything but the traditional Chinese …
reviewed Shanghai Girls: A Novel. May 18, 2009
Shanghai Girls: A Novel
The ending to a book can really ruin the story for me. I need things wrapped in a pretty little bow. This book had no bow. I realize the author left it open because there will obviously be a sequel to …
reviewed Shanghai Girls: A Novel. April 04, 2009
Shanghai Girls: A Novel
I was tired when I finished the book. It was one of those where I had to stay up one night to finish it because when I tried to put it down, the story kept turning over in my head. I had an honest like …
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