Book Club Set

Book Club Set

#13, Shanghai Girls

Book Club Kit - 2011
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Random House, Inc.
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 tells them that he has gambled away their wealth. To repay his debts, he must sell the 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 sisters 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.

Baker & Taylor
Forced to leave Shanghai when their father sells them to California suitors, sisters May and Pearl struggle to adapt to life in 1930s Los Angeles while still bound to old customs, as they face discrimination and confront a life-altering secret.

Baker
& Taylor

Through arranged marriages, two sisters leave Shanghai in 1937 to find a new life in Los Angeles. By the best-selling author of Peony in Love and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. Reprint.

Publisher: Burnaby : Burnaby Public Library, 2011
Description: 10 identical volumes (322 p. ; 21 cm), 1 guide ; in canvas bag (34 x 49 x 22 cm)
ISBN: 9780812980530
Branch Call Number: BOOK CLUB SET 13
Additional Contributors: See, Lisa
Burnaby Public Library

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