Search Results: "Lisa See"


BOOK REVIEW

CHINA DOLLS by Lisa See
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2014

"Still, a welcome spotlight on an overlooked segment of showbiz history."
See's latest follows three Asian-American showgirls whose dreams are derailed then reset by the onset of World War II. Read full book review >

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THE TEA GIRL OF HUMMINGBIRD LANE by Lisa See
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2017

"Still, a riveting exercise in fictional anthropology."
A woman from the Akha tribe of China's Yunnan province becomes a tea entrepreneur as her daughter grows up in California. Read full book review >

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DRAGON BONES by Lisa See
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 27, 2003

"Moderately engaging whodunit that becomes whocaresaboutit before the end."
A Chinese police inspector and her American lawyer husband venture up the Yangtze River to investigate murder and corruption. Read full book review >

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DREAMS OF JOY by Lisa See
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2011

"Although the ending betrays See's roots in genre fiction, this is a riveting, meticulously researched depiction of one of the world's worst human-engineered catastrophes."
In this sequel to See's bestselling Shanghai Girls (2009, etc.), a daughter's flight leads to further family upheavals against the backdrop of Mao Tse-Tung's Great Leap Forward. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"American culture. (Author tour)"
Despite some unanswered questions, a copiously researched history and a page-turning read. Read full book review >

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SHANGHAI GIRLS by Lisa See
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2009

"The close suggests See's next setting may be the People's Republic, a development sure to please her readership."
Two sisters escape war-ravaged Shanghai, only to face discrimination and the threat of deportation in the United States. Read full book review >

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PEONY IN LOVE by Lisa See
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2007

"See's gossamer weave of cultural detail and Chinese afterlife mythology forms an improbably inspiring tapestry of love and letters."
Foot-binding, opera and anorexia are feminist statements in See's (Snowflower and the Secret Fan, 2005, etc.) ghost story set in 17th-century China. Read full book review >

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SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN by Lisa See
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2005

"A keenly imagined journey into the women's quarters."
A nuanced exploration of women's friendship and women's writing in a remote corner of Imperial China. Read full book review >

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LISA CAREY
by Megan Labrise

The Stolen Child may be set on a fairy-filled Irish island, but it is “Magical realism of the best kind, utterly devoid of whimsy,” according to Kirkus’ starred review.

“My friends loved that quote, ‘utterly devoid of whimsy,’ ” says author Lisa Carey, who was recently abroad in Turkey, where we reached her by phone. “They said that ...


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LISA BUNKER
by Megan Labrise

Some of the best advice Lisa Bunker received for writing a book had nothing to do with writing a book.

“The best advice I ever got for naming a child was ‘use all the names you love,’ ” says Bunker, author of Felix Yz. “By the time the next kid comes along, you’ll love different names—don’t hold one for ...


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FOR VALENTINE’S WEEK, A HAPPY READING SIGH
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

I’ve been waiting to read Lisa Kleypas’ Devil in Spring since I heard it was coming. Combining her current Ravenel series with the Wallflowers is a stroke of brilliance—and since one of my all-time favorite romance couples is Sebastian and Evie – and this one matches their son Gabriel with the quirky entrepreneur Pandora Ravenel – I simply ...


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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"Not the great American novel she and others in her family aspired to write—but a book that will nevertheless forever change how many of its readers imagine whatever the American dream might be."
Novelist See's (Golden Days, 1986, etc.) Read full book review >