Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: DREAMS OF JOY by Lisa See

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Pub. Date: May 2011
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Format: Hardcover , 416pp
ISBN-13: 9781400067121

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.


Jill said...

I need to read these...probably the only person who hasn't read her books!

Mary said...

I'm waiting on this too. I hoped there would be a continuation of Shanghai Girls when I finished reading it. Love Lisa See's novels.

Jo-Jo said...

I absolutely loved Shanghai Girls and can't wait to read this one also!

bermudaonion said...

It's so exciting to see that Lisa See has another book out!

Zibilee said...

I am so excited about this one! I love Lisa See!

TheBookGirl said...

Yes, can't wait for this one too!

audreygeddes said...

Dreams of Joy sounds like a powerful story - thank you for the great review. You might also enjoy another book about a Korean woman called, Major Dream: From Immigrant Housemaid to Harvard Ph.D. by Jin Kyu Robertson, Ph.D. Robertson's true story is nothing short of amazing. She has gone through working in a factory, overcoming domestic violence, then becoming a U.S. Army Major. Later in life she earned her Ph.D. at Harvard and is now a powerful speaker in Korea. I highly recommend this one.

Marie said...

Oh! Lots of people are going to be dying to get this one! Lisa See's so popular!