Something to read this fall: Shanghai Girls

76147497I might be late to the party on this one, because I recognize that this is a New York Times Bestseller, and many of you may have already read it….but if not, you should pick up Shanhai Girls by Lisa See.  The story is about two Chinese sisters- who initially led a life of privilege.  However, their father gambles away all of their wealth and to repay his debts, he sells the girls to suitors who have traveled from Los Angeles to find Chinese brides.  The story of the girls journey is captivating and realistic.  I loved all the factual references in this book.  Lisa See also wrote Snowflower and the Secret Fan; another favorite book of mine.  Great news: you can buy both of these books at {Pages} a bookstore in Manhattan Beach, that’s where I got mine.

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