Wednesday Bookworms

The Wednesday Bookworms will discuss Shanghai Girls by Lisa See (Random House, $16.00).  In 1937 Shanghai 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. They make terrible sacrifices, face impossible choices, and confront a devastating, life-changing secret, but through it all the two hold fast to who they are.

Event date: 
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
The Bookworm
Shanghai Girls Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812980530
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Trade - February 2nd, 2010