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China Dolls - A Novel

Lisa See

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST The author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, and Shanghai Girls has garnered international acclaim for her great skill at rendering the intricate relationships of women and the complex meeting of history and fate. Now comes Lisa See's highly anticipated new novel, China Dolls. It's 1938 in San Francisco: a world's fair is preparing to open on Treasure Island, a war is brewing overseas, and the city is alive with possibilities. Grace, Helen, and Ruby, three young women from very different backgrounds, meet by chance at the exclusive and glamorous Forbidden City nightclub. Grace Lee, an American-born Chinese girl, has fled the Midwest with nothing but heartache, talent, and a pair of dancing shoes. Helen Fong lives with her extended family in Chinatown, where her traditional parents insist that she guard her reputation like a piece of jade. The stunning Ruby Tom challenges the boundaries of convention at every turn with her defiant attitude and no-holds-barred ambition. The girls become fast friends, relying on one another through unexpected challenges and shifting fortunes. When their dark secrets are exposed and the invisible thread of fate binds them even tighter, they find the strength and resilience to reach for their dreams. But after the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, paranoia and suspicion threaten to destroy their lives, and a shocking act of betrayal changes everything. Praise for China Dolls "Superb . . . This emotional, informative and brilliant page-turner resonates with resilience and humanity."-The Washington Post "This is one of those stories I've always wanted to tell, but Lisa See beat me to it, and she did it better than I ever could. Bravo! Here's a roaring standing ovation for this heartwarming journey into the glittering golden age of Chinese nightclubs."-Jamie Ford, author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet "A fascinating portrait of life as a Chinese-American wom

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jodi Long

Length:

15h 13m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:24


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

34:43


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

52:39


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

35:29


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

23:00


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

34:56


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

16:31


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

37:45


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

01:04:17


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

28:51


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

34:19


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

17:35


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

40:12


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

43:15


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

56:41


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

31:13


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

29:47


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

27:00


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

01:11:51


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

30:23


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

31:00


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

31:12


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

21:22


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

10:59


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

16:10


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

25:54


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

37:46


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

27:27


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

00:31