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Shanghai Girls by Lisa See

If you like the writing of  Amy Tan you may fall in love with this pick. I certainly enjoyed it! I love reading about other cultures. How about you? Give Shanghai Girls a try and let me know. Here is a brief synopsis of what you're getting when you pick this one up:

Born into Shanghai's privileged class, sisters Pearl and May Chin are "beautiful girls," calendar models who represent sophistication and modernity. But when their father sells them to a pair of Chinese-American brothers in order to pay off his gambling debts, the sisters become wives though they do not accompany their new husbands back to the U.S. Then, when the Japanese invade Shanghai, Pearl and May's lives take an unexpected and tragic turn.


I also read Snowflower and the Secret Fan and liked it so much.