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China Dolls, a Novel by Lisa See

Monday, June 16, 2014

Lisa See talks about her novel China Dolls. It’s set in 1938 in San Francisco as a world’s fair is about to open on Treasure Island and a war is brewing overseas. Grace, Helen, and Ruby, three young women from very different backgrounds, meet by chance at the exclusive and glamorous nightclub and become fast friends, relying on each other through unexpected challenges and shifting fortunes. 

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Lisa See

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Bob from Westchester

Interstingly, my great-grandmother from China, Winnifred Eaton (nee Onoto Watanna) spent many years passing as Japanese because of the much greater prejudice against Chinese people before WWII. (see Diana Birchall's book for more info.)

Jun. 16 2014 01:26 PM

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