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by Lisa See
Pub. Date: May 2011
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Format: Hardcover , 416pp
Description (from the publisher):
More than a sequel--literally a continuation--Dreams of Joy fulfills the spellbinding story begun in Shanghai Girls, launching its engrossing narrative from the last cliffhanging scene in that book.
Devastated after discovering the shocking truth about her mother and father, Joy flees to China to find a new life (and her real father)--and Pearl, realizing what has happened, sets out for Mao's China, resolved to find her daughter.
Both women face almost insurmountable struggles as they combat their guilt-ridden past and a Communist China intolerant of their free spirits, and the tension in their stories is heightened by Pearl's selfless determination to rescue Joy and bring her home.
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About the author (from the publisher):
LISA SEE is the author of six previous novels, including the critically acclaimed New York Times bestsellers Shanghai Girls, Peony in Love, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Flower Net (which was nominated for an Edgar Award), The Interior, and Dragon Bones. She is also the author of the widely acclaimed memoir On Gold Mountain.