Book Pick: Shanghai Girls – Metro US

Book Pick: Shanghai Girls

Shanghai Girls
Author: Lisa See
Publisher: Random House
Price: $28.95 (Hardcover)

Sisters Pearl and May Chin are living the high life in 1937 Shanghai. Then a byword for elegance and excess, the city is the backdrop for the girls’ upbringing as they revel in their father’s money. But when he loses the family fortune, Pearl and May are forced to leave home and be sold to prospective husbands. Having gone from riches to rags and living amidst Second World War combat, the sisters manage to escape China, landing outside Hollywood in Los Angeles. Lucky to be alive, the women must learn to adapt to a new country with husbands not of their choosing while battling Communist stereotypes.

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