Dreams of Joy: A Novel

by Lisa See | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0812980549 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGhaneschawing of Gmunden, Oberösterreich Austria on 3/11/2015
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGhaneschawing from Gmunden, Oberösterreich Austria on Wednesday, March 11, 2015


In her most powerful novel yet, acclaimed author Lisa See returns to the story of sisters Pearl and May from Shanghai Girls, and Pearl’s strong-willed nineteen-year-old daughter, Joy. Reeling from newly uncovered family secrets, Joy runs away to Shanghai in early 1957 to find her birth father—the artist Z.G. Li, with whom both May and Pearl were once in love. Dazzled by him, and blinded by idealism and defiance, Joy throws herself into the New Society of Red China, heedless of the dangers in the Communist regime. Devastated by Joy’s flight and terrified for her safety, Pearl is determined to save her daughter, no matter the personal cost. From the crowded city to remote villages, Pearl confronts old demons and almost insurmountable challenges as she follows Joy, hoping for reconciliation. Yet even as Joy’s and Pearl’s separate journeys converge, one of the most tragic episodes in China’s history threatens their very lives.

Vom Bücherflohmarkt 21.02.2015 in Friedrichshafen mitgebracht
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Dieser besuchenswerte Bücherflohmarkt findet 2x im Jahr in Friedrichshafen statt.

Wunschlistenbuch , reist nach Berlin

Journal Entry 3 by grovalskii at Zehlendorf, Berlin Germany on Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Danke für das Buch! Lag gestern im Briefkasten. :)

Journal Entry 4 by grovalskii at Zehlendorf, Berlin Germany on Sunday, July 3, 2016
What a great book! Sad and terrible story, of course, and with a happy ending. But very well written. I also learned a lot about a time in China I knew nothing about.
Thanks again for sending me this book, Ghanescha!

Journal Entry 5 by grovalskii at Kreuzberg, Berlin Germany on Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Released 3 wks ago (5/29/2024 UTC) at Kreuzberg, Berlin Germany


The book went with me to the mini meetup with Sakirmo and others today.

Journal Entry 6 by wingApoloniaXwing at Kreuzberg, Berlin Germany on Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Nobody picked it up at the meet-up, so I'll take it with me to the Dutch summer meet-up in July.

Journal Entry 7 by wingApoloniaXwing at Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin Germany on Thursday, May 30, 2024
Change of plans - it's on pam99's wishlist, so it will travel with me to the UK UnCon in September.
Ghanescha would love that - she enjoyed the UK UnCons a lot. It's where I met her the first time (in Swindon 2010). R.I.P. Your books keep travelling.

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