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The Resource China dolls : a novel, Lisa See

China dolls : a novel, Lisa See

Label
China dolls : a novel
Title
China dolls
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lisa See
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The New York Times bestselling author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony In Love, Shanghai Girls, and Dreams of Joy returns with her highly anticipated new novel. A bold and bittersweet story of secrets and sacrifice, love and betrayal, prejudice and passion, China Dolls reveals a rich portrait of female friendship, as three young women navigate the "Chop Suey Circuit"--America's extravagant all-Asian revues of the 1930s and '40s--and endure the attack on Pearl Harbor and the shadow of World War II"--
  • "In 1938, Ruby, Helen and Grace, three girls from very different backgrounds, find themselves competing at the same audition for showgirl roles at San Francisco's exclusive "Oriental" nightclub, the Forbidden City. Grace, an American-born Chinese girl has fled the Midwest and an abusive father. Helen is from a Chinese family who have deep roots in San Francisco's Chinatown. And, as both her friends know, Ruby is Japanese passing as Chinese. At times their differences are pronounced, but the girls grow to depend on one another in order to fulfill their individual dreams. Then, everything changes in a heartbeat with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Suddenly the government is sending innocent Japanese to internment camps under suspicion, and Ruby is one of them. But which of her friends betrayed her?"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
See, Lisa
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.E3334
LC item number
C47 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Female friendship
  • Chinese American women
  • Japanese American women
  • Betrayal
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.)
Label
China dolls : a novel, Lisa See
Link
9780812992892.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn866803617
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
383 pages
Isbn
9780812992892
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013050796
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)866803617
  • a1044308
Label
China dolls : a novel, Lisa See
Link
9780812992892.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn866803617
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
383 pages
Isbn
9780812992892
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013050796
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)866803617
  • a1044308

Library Locations

    • Menasha Public Library (Elisha D. Smith)Borrow it
      Elisha D. Smith Public Library 440 First St, Menasha, WI, 54952-3191, US
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