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IN SHANGHAI the Paris of Asia twenty one year old Pearl Chin and her younger sister May are having the time of their lives Both are beautiful modern and carefree until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away their wealth and that to repay his debts he must sell. I'm re rating this book up to 4 stars but with the contingency that it must be read with Dreams of Joy When read in conjunction with the second book this book is excellent really emotionally powerful Without the second book you'll be horribly disappointed with the the last 20 pages and wishing for 350 my original review is still belowRe reading 52011 in prep for the second book Dreams of Joy In retrospect my review is fairly prophetic I'm so glad there's to the storyLisa See's new book which I've been waiting for since her website mentioned that it was coming out months ago does what she does best writing about the relationships of people and the ups and downs of life long relationships Whether it's best friendslao tong Snow Flower and the Secret Fan husbands and wives the Red Princess mystery series a teenager's relationship with her parents Peony in Love Lisa has a rare ability to wrench your heart with the unbelievably powerful feelings that these relationships evoke in our livesShe certainly did this in Shanghai Girls this time with sisters who grew up in modern pre WWII Shanghai and who because of the war are forced to make huge changes in their lives for which they are entirely unpreparedWe read this story through the eyes of Pearl the older smarter less attractive sister and how she goes through her days protecting her sister and trying to harness the sibling rivalry that always exists between them The tension slowly grows and grows throughout the book until the end where if you know Lisa See books then you know what's comingThe reason that I gave this book three stars is because I felt that after the explosion of emotions there was no resolution It was too abrupt of an ending and I felt like the characters were lost to me before it was time for them to go I understand why Lisa ended the book where she did chronologically it would have reuired some serious additional writing and I bet the publishers wouldn't have allowed an 800 pg book but I wish that they had Where is my codaI will read it again and enjoy it from the perspective of one who knows what's coming but I can't say that it's my favorite Lisa See novel

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Shanghai GirlsErs also harbor petty jealousies and rivalries Along the way they make terrible sacrifices face impossible choices and confront a devastating life changing secret but through it all the two heroines of this astounding new novel hold fast to who they are Shanghai girls back cover. I really enjoyed this peek into Chinese culture and history For Ed's peace of mind there are a few instances of tragedy porn a la Kite Runner but I found this book rather enjoyable It covers Pearl and May's lives growing up in Shanghai where they don't have to worry about much until their father basically sells them as wives for another man's sons in order to pay off his gambling debts Amid this the second Sino Japanese War is going on and it takes everything they have in order to get out of Shanghai En route to America the girls are detained at the Angel Island immigration facility and then when WWII hits they have to face the racism and discrimination against all Asian races because Westerners mistake them for being Japanese Pearl raises a daughter and is torn between bringing her up in the traditional Chinese way or the modern American style Along the way she and May share a tight and sometimes strained bond as they share life altering experiences Being sisters married to a pair of brothers they all live in the same house and family on top of family isn't always the best situation Lisa See researched this excellently and I learned so much; from Chinese culture in general to the issues immigrants had to deal with it really parallels the problems Mexicans and Latinos are facing in America right now and then tying it in with several big historical events The end was left wide open for the seuel Dreams of Joy which I'm now dying for

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Read Shanghai Girls ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ ❃ [EPUB] ✻ Shanghai Girls By Lisa See ➜ – IN 1937 SHANGHAI the Paris of Asia twenty one year old Pearl Chin and her younger sister May are having the time of their lives Both are beautiful modern and carefree until the day their father teThe girls as wives to suitors who have traveled from Los Angeles to find Chinese brides As Japanese bombs fall on their beloved city Pearl and May set out on the journey of a lifetime from the Chinese countryside to the shores of America Though inseparable best friends the sist. I can't believe I didn't write a review on this Lisa See book This is one of my favorite historical books she wrote There is a fascinating story in here that many people know very little about The plot revolves around two sisters their privilege life breaks down 1930's Shanghai Their father sell them to loveless marriages The 'history' of horrific prejudice immigration coming to America was no jokeAfter I had read this not light and fluffy a front page article in our local newspaper was a true story about an Asian man he was in his 90's living in SF speaking for the 'very first' time when he came over to Angel Island Even though this booksI fiction there is a lot to learn about how it really was for Chinese immigrants during the mid 50's and it's not a pretty picture We should have been deeply ashamed of ourselves Excellent novel