Shanghai Girls

by Lisa See | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1408801124 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingCross-patchwing of Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on 5/24/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by wingCross-patchwing from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Thursday, May 24, 2012
Shanghai, 1937. Pearl and May are two sisters from a bourgeois family. Though their personalities are very different - Pearl is a Dragon sign, strong and stubborn, while May is a true Sheep, adorable and placid - they are inseparable best friends. Both are beautiful, modern and living a carefree life until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away the family's wealth, and that in order to repay his debts he must sell the girls as wives to two 'Gold Mountain' men: Americans. As Japanese bombs fall on their beloved city, the two sisters set out on the journey of a lifetime, one that will take them through the villages of southern China, in and out of the clutches of brutal soldiers, and even across the ocean, through the humiliation of an anti-Chinese detention centre to a new, married life in Los Angeles' Chinatown. Here they begin a fresh chapter, despite the racial discrimination and anti-Communist paranoia, because now they have something to strive for: a young, American-born daughter, Joy. Along the way there are terrible sacrifices, impossible choices and one devastating, life-changing secret, but through it all the two heroines of this astounding new novel by Lisa See hold fast to who they are - Shanghai girls.

Released 9 yrs ago (7/15/2012 UTC) at -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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to be handed on at The Victoria, Long Eaton, over a quick half, for garibaldisghost to hand on to Waderwoman. Oh, the trouble we go to ;o))

Journal Entry 3 by garibaldisghost at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Monday, July 16, 2012
Collected from renee-cross-patch at the Victoria in BEESTON. To be handed over to SisterSooo whenever I next see her shiny smily face.

Released 9 yrs ago (8/25/2012 UTC) at In a chintzy little shed on Ashby Road! in Kegworth, Derbyshire United Kingdom

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Taking along to my nephew's fabbo graduation celebration party.

Journal Entry 5 by waderwoman at Kegworth, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Monday, August 27, 2012
Wahoooo! Thankly pankly for this wish list book!

Journal Entry 6 by waderwoman at Loughborough, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Monday, August 17, 2015

Released 6 yrs ago (8/18/2015 UTC) at Loughborough, Leicestershire United Kingdom

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