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May 2013 Meetup - Shanghai Girls by Lisa See

In 1937 Shanghai—the Paris of Asia—twenty-one-year-old Pearl Chin and her younger sister, May, are having the time of their lives. Both are beautiful, modern, and carefree—until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away their wealth. To repay his debts, he must sell the girls as wives to suitors who have traveled from Los Angeles to find Chinese brides. As Japanese bombs fall on their beloved city, Pearl and May set out on the journey of a lifetime, from the Chinese countryside to the shores of America. Though inseparable best friends, the sisters also harbor petty jealousies and rivalries. Along the way they make terrible sacrifices, face impossible choices, and confront a devastating, life-changing secret, but through it all the two heroines of this astounding new novel hold fast to who they are—Shanghai girls.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry - I'm home sick again so I won't make it tonight. Have fun.

    May 21, 2013

  • Amy

    I am going to have to cancel, yet again-I am moving at the end of the month and need to use every spare minute this week for packing. Looking forward to the June meeting!

    May 20, 2013

  • Sheila

    Thank you Lauren for leading May's meetup.

    May 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had to change my RSVP to No, due to unexpected death with very close family friend. The funeral is on Tuesday at 3:00 pm in a town 5 hours away........I'm looking forward to June's meetup!!

    May 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to my first book club meeting with everyone. :-)!

    May 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I was unhappily informed that I have to attend an evening work meeting this Tuesday and won't be able to attend this month. REALLY bumming. Good book (although I probably enjoyed the earlier books more) and an even better author. Lisa See was a guest author a couple of years ago on my book blog and a delight to work with. In fact since it's related to this book, here's her guest blog where she talks about and about the bond of sisterhood. When she wrote Shanghai Girls she had done some research on the relationships of sisters:­

      May 19, 2013

  • Shuli

    Planning to attend unless called-in to work (on call)!

    April 30, 2013

  • Stefanie Z.

    Sorry I can't be there in May, I'm delivering a workshop that night (forgot that was the date)

    March 27, 2013

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