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“One of those hard-to-put down-until-four in-the-morning books . . . With each new novel, Lisa See gets better and better.”—Los Angeles Times
“Once again, See’s research feels impeccable, and she has created an authentic, visually arresting world.”—The Washington Post
“A stunningly researched epic about revolutionary-era China.”—Los Angeles
“See is a gifted historical novelist. She illuminates a turning point in Chinese history when people still remembered the inequities of the feudal caste system, and in some cases embodied them. . . . See is unflinching in her willingness to describe it all.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“See’s fans will be glad to read more about Pearl, May and Joy, and See’s recurring themes of unbreakable family bonds and strong-willed women.”—The Oregonian
I couldn't wait for this sequel to Shanghai Girls but I was so disappointed and I could not get past the part of Joy finding her father on the first day of her arrival in... Read morePublished 16 hours ago by RKG
I really enjoyed this book. It was full of insight and gave a riveting story of the beginning enthusiasm of the PRC, followed by the reality of a planned economy, all the while... Read morePublished 9 months ago by L C
I have read several of Lisa See books & found them quite enjoyable.
Well worth reading during these cold wintry days.
I have the hardcopy too so this is not a review of the book but of the recording. I want to do this because a bad audio can ruin a book. I get the audio for commute. Read morePublished on April 18 2013 by Team Awesomeness