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.

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Event List

01Nov2014

Talk, Q & A and signing, Pasadena

2:00 p.m. -- reception, 3:00 p.m. – Talk, Q & A and signing

At Pasadena Public Library

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02Nov2014

Conversations in Place 2014, Long Beach

“Southern California Yesterday & Tomorrow”

From 1:30pm until 3:30pm

At Ranchos Los Alamitos Historic Ranch & Gardens

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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)

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