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China Dolls: a novel

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * "A fascinating portrait of life as a Chinese American woman in the 1930s and '40s."-- The New York Times Book Review "Superb . . . This emotional, informative and brilliant page-turner resonates with resilience and humanity."-- The Washington Post (One of the Best Books of the Year) San Francisco, 1938: A world's fair is preparing to open on Treasure Island, a war is brewing overseas, and the city is alive with possibilities. Talented Grace, traditional Helen, and defiant Ruby, three young women from very different backgrounds, meet by chance at the exclusive and glamorous Forbidden City nightclub. The girls become fast friends, relying on one another through unexpected challenges and shifting fortunes. When their dark secrets are exposed and the invisible thread of fate binds them even tighter, they find the strength and resilience to reach for their dreams. But after the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, paranoia and suspicion threaten to destroy their lives, and a shocking act of betrayal changes everything. Praise for China Dolls "A sweeping, turbulent tale of passion, friendship, good fortune, bad fortune, perfidy and the hope of reconciliation." -- Los Angeles Times "Bravo! Here's a roaring standing ovation for this heartwarming journey into the glittering golden age of Chinese nightclubs." --Jamie Ford, author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet "Lisa See masterfully creates unforgettable characters that linger in your memory long after you close the pages." -- Bookreporter "Stellar . . . The depth of See's characters and her winning prose make this book a wonderful journey through love and loss." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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Grouping Titlechina dolls
Grouping Authorlisa see
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Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-12-01 19:25:06PM
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Novelist Primary ISBN9780812992892

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display_description"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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Betrayal -- Fiction
Betrayal -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Fiction
Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
Chinese American women -- Fiction
Chinese American women -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
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FICTION / Literary
Female friendship -- Fiction
Female friendship -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
Historical -- FICTION
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Japanese American women -- Fiction
Japanese American women -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
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Sagas -- FICTION
World War, 1939-1945 -- California -- Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 -- California -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
title_displayChina Dolls : a novel
title_fullChina Dolls : a novel / Lisa See
China Dolls A Novel
China Dolls A Novel [eBook] See, Lisa
China Dolls [playaway] : a novel / Lisa See
China dolls [electronic resource] : a novel / Lisa See
China dolls [large print] : a novel / Lisa See
China dolls [sound recording] : a novel / Lisa See
title_shortChina Dolls
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Female friendship
Historical Fiction
Japanese American women
World War, 1939-1945