Praise for China Dolls

New Review from Washington Post:

‘China Dolls’: Lisa See’s novel about friendship in a nightclub in the late 1930s’

BY EUGENIA ZUKERMAN June 2

“We looked delicate and breakable — like dolls, like little China dolls,” says Helen Hong, one of the three main characters in this superb new historical novel by best-selling author Lisa See. “China Dolls” is set in San Francisco in the late 1930s as the United States heads toward war with Japan.

[Read More]

China Dolls Now on Sale


Purchase China Dolls from Amazon | Barnes and Noble |Indiebound | IBooks Or Lisa will autograph or personally inscribe books that are ordered through Pages a Bookstore

About Lisa See

Lisa See

Ms. See was born in Paris but grew up in Los Angeles. She lived with her mother, but spent a lot of time with her father’s family in Chinatown. Her first book, On Gold Mountain: The One Hundred Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family (1995), was a national bestseller and a New York Times Notable Book. The book traces the journey of Lisa’s great-grandfather, Fong See, who overcame obstacles at every step to become the 100-year-old godfather of Los Angeles’s Chinatown and the patriarch of a sprawling family. (More)

Have Lisa Join Your Book Club

Lisa See will join your book club via conference call or speaker phone. Email

Got a Question?

Questions from readers about Lisa See‘s life and work. Send an email to ask your own.