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For readers of the phenomenal best sellers Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and Peony in LoveMay and Pearl, two sisters living in Shanghai in the mid-1930s, are beautiful, sophisticated, and well-educated, but their family is on the verge of bankruptcy. Hoping to improve their social standing, May and Pearl's parents arrange for their daughters to marry "Gold Mountain men" who have come from Los Angeles to find brides.

But when the sisters leave China and arrive at Angel's Island (the Ellis Island of the West, where they are detained, interrogated, and humiliated for months) they feel the harsh reality of leaving home. And when May discovers she's pregnant, the situation becomes even more desperate. The sisters make a pact that no one can ever know.

A novel about two sisters, two cultures, and the struggle to find a new life in America while bound to the old, Shanghai Girls is a fresh, fascinating adventure from beloved and best-selling author Lisa See.

©2009 Random House (P)2009 Random House

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"A buoyant and lustrous paean to the bonds of sisterhood." ( Booklist)

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GUT GESPORCHEN, FASZINIERENDE GESCHICHTE

Eine fesselnde Geschichte im Shanghai des Krieges und des Schicksals der Chinesen in Amerika in dieser Zeit. Wunderschön angenehm und verständlich gesprochen, auch fur "non-native" speakers eine gut verständliche "Hör-Lekture". Zu empfehlen!!

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