Evenings with Authors: Lisa SeeJanuary 27, 2010
Shanghai Girls is See’s first novel to take place in America; it is a richly woven tale about two sisters, Pearl and May, who are forced to leave their modern life in Shanghai to be faced with strict ways and rules of Los Angeles’ Chinatown in 1937. The sisters are inseparable best friends, but like sisters everywhere, they also harbor petty jealousies and rivalries. Through their struggle to find a new life in America, the sisters remind us of the intense love, tension, and struggle inherent in every family.
See is the author of several bestsellers including Peony in Love, and Snowflower and the Secret Fan, among others. Her widely acclaimed memoir, On Gold Mountain, documents her family’s history in Los Angeles’s China Town. See was named National Woman of the Year by the Organization of Chinese-American Women in 2001.
She will speak at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, Thursday, February 4h at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are going fast so order yours today! You can order tickets online at www.thurberhouse.org, or call (614) 464-1032 ext. 11.
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