Saturday, July 18, 2009

Shanghai Girls

Lisa See has another wonderful title that DOES NOT disappoint. Shanghai Girls was a powerful book. I appreciate that See's titles really focus on the plight of Chinese women. She lays it out there and doesn't leave anything out. This book is heart-wrenching - what these two sisters go through to make a life for themselves is amazing. Just when I would think they were going to come out "on top" - another event would happen that would leave me wondering what else could possibly happen as they had been through so much. I really enjoyed this book - it was so reminiscent of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan - truly one of my all-time favorite books. Fabulous read.

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