The Resource China dolls, Lisa See

China dolls, Lisa See

Label
China dolls
Title
China dolls
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
  • "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 todepend 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 oneof them. But which of her friends betrayed her?"--
  • "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 todepend 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 oneof them. But which of her friends betrayed her?"--
Storyline
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Character
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See, Lisa
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.E3334
LC item number
C47 2014b
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Female friendship
  • Chinese American women
  • Japanese American women
  • Betrayal
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Label
China dolls, Lisa See
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Publication
Note
Title from web page
Control code
ocn858350540
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780804194389
System control number
(OCoLC)858350540
Label
China dolls, Lisa See
Publication
Note
Title from web page
Control code
ocn858350540
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780804194389
System control number
(OCoLC)858350540

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