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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
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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?"--
Summary
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
Storyline
Writing style
Character
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2014
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10307678
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
See, Lisa
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Female friendship
  • Chinese American women
  • Japanese American women
  • Betrayal
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.)
  • Betrayal
  • Chinese American women
  • Female friendship
  • Japanese American women
  • California
  • California
Target audience
adult
Label
China dolls : a novel, Lisa See
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes reader's guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one. The sun : October 1938-July 1940 -- Part two. The moon : August 1940-September 1945 -- Part three. The truth : December 1945-June 1948
Control code
1970157
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Random House trade paperback edition.
Extent
401 pages
Isbn
9780812982824
Lccn
2015300016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780812982824
  • (OCoLC)904253406
Label
China dolls : a novel, Lisa See
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes reader's guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one. The sun : October 1938-July 1940 -- Part two. The moon : August 1940-September 1945 -- Part three. The truth : December 1945-June 1948
Control code
1970157
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Random House trade paperback edition.
Extent
401 pages
Isbn
9780812982824
Lccn
2015300016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780812982824
  • (OCoLC)904253406

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