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China Dolls : a novel, Lisa See

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China Dolls : a novel
Title
China Dolls
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lisa See
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "The New York Times bestselling author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony In Love, Shanghai Girls, and Dreams of Joy returns with her highly anticipated new novel. A bold and bittersweet story of secrets and sacrifice, love and betrayal, prejudice and passion, China Dolls reveals a rich portrait of female friendship, as three young women navigate the "Chop Suey Circuit"--America's extravagant all-Asian revues of the 1930s and '40s--and endure the attack on Pearl Harbor and the shadow of World War II"--
  • "In 1938, Ruby, Helen and Grace, three girls from very different backgrounds, find themselves competing at the same audition for showgirl roles at San Francisco's exclusive "Oriental" nightclub, the Forbidden City. Grace, an American-born Chinese girl has fled the Midwest and an abusive father. Helen is from a Chinese family who have deep roots in San Francisco's Chinatown. And, as both her friends know, Ruby is Japanese passing as Chinese. At times their differences are pronounced, but the girls grow to depend on one another in order to fulfill their individual dreams. Then, everything changes in a heartbeat with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Suddenly the government is sending innocent Japanese to internment camps under suspicion, and Ruby is one of them. But which of her friends betrayed her?"--
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Title
China dolls
Creator
Summary
Set in 1938 San Francisco, this book follows the lives of three young women up through WWII. Grace travels to California seeking stardom, where she meets Helen, a young woman from Chinatown, and the two find jobs as nightclub dancers. While auditioning, they cross paths with Ruby, and the book alternates between all three viewpoints. Lisa See is one of my favorite authors, and her newest title doesn’t disappoint. -- Catherine Coyne for LibraryReads
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LibraryReads Favorites, 2014
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.E3334
LC item number
C47 2014
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
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Lisa See
China Dolls : a novel, Lisa See
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China Dolls : a novel, Lisa See
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ocn866803617
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
383 pages
Isbn
9780812992892
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013050796

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