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Dreams of Joy - A Novel

Lisa See

In her beloved New York Times bestsellers Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, and, most recently, Shanghai Girls, Lisa See has brilliantly illuminated the potent bonds of mother love, romantic love, and love of country. Now, in her most powerful novel yet, she returns to these timeless themes, continuing the story of sisters Pearl and May from Shanghai Girls, and Pearl's strong-willed nineteen-year-old daughter, Joy. Reeling from newly uncovered family secrets, and anger at her mother and aunt for keeping them from her, Joy runs away to Shanghai in early 1957 to find her birth father-the artist Z.G. Li, with whom both May and Pearl were once in love. Dazzled by him, and blinded by idealism and defiance, Joy throws herself into the New Society of Red China, heedless of the dangers in the communist regime. Devastated by Joy's flight and terrified for her safety, Pearl is determined to save her daughter, no matter the personal cost. From the crowded city to remote villages, Pearl confronts old demons and almost insurmountable challenges as she follows Joy, hoping for reconciliation. Yet even as Joy's and Pearl's separate journeys converge, one of the most tragic episodes in China's history threatens their very lives. Acclaimed for her richly drawn characters and vivid storytelling, Lisa See once again renders a family challenged by tragedy and time, yet ultimately united by the resilience of love. From the Hardcover edition.

In her beloved New York Times bestsellers Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, and, most recently, Shanghai Girls, Lisa See has brilliantly illuminated the potent bonds of mother love, romantic love, and love of country. Now, in her most powerful novel yet, she returns to these timeless themes, continuing the story of sisters Pearl and May from Shanghai Girls, and Pearl's strong-willed nineteen-year-old daughter, Joy. Reeling from newly uncovered family secrets, and anger at her mother and aunt for keeping them from her, Joy runs away to Shanghai in early 1957 to find her birth father-the artist Z.G. Li, with whom both May and Pearl were once in love. Dazzled by him, and blinded by idealism and defiance, Joy throws herself into the New Society of Red China, heedless of the dangers in the communist regime. Devastated by Joy's flight and terrified for her safety, Pearl is determined to save her daughter, no matter the personal cost. From the crowded city to remote villages, Pearl confronts old demons and almost insurmountable challenges as she follows Joy, hoping for reconciliation. Yet even as Joy's and Pearl's separate journeys converge, one of the most tragic episodes in China's history threatens their very lives. Acclaimed for her richly drawn characters and vivid storytelling, Lisa See once again renders a family challenged by tragedy and time, yet ultimately united by the resilience of love. From the Hardcover edition.
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In her beloved New York Times bestsellers Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, and, most recently, Shanghai Girls, Lisa See has brilliantly illuminated the potent bonds of mother love, romantic love, and love of country. Now, in her most powerful novel yet, she returns to these timeless themes, continuing the story of sisters Pearl and May from Shanghai Girls, and Pearl's strong-willed nineteen-year-old daughter, Joy. Reeling from newly uncovered family secrets, and anger at her mother and aunt for keeping them from her, Joy runs away to Shanghai in early 1957 to find her birth father-the artist Z.G. Li, with whom both May and Pearl were once in love. Dazzled by him, and blinded by idealism and defiance, Joy throws herself into the New Society of Red China, heedless of the dangers in the communist regime. Devastated by Joy's flight and terrified for her safety, Pearl is determined to save her daughter, no matter the personal cost. From the crowded city to remote villages, Pearl confronts old demons and almost insurmountable challenges as she follows Joy, hoping for reconciliation. Yet even as Joy's and Pearl's separate journeys converge, one of the most tragic episodes in China's history threatens their very lives. Acclaimed for her richly drawn characters and vivid storytelling, Lisa See once again renders a family challenged by tragedy and time, yet ultimately united by the resilience of love. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Janet Song

Length:

15h 47m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:30


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:32


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:18


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:20


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:26


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:11


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:41


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:32


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:52


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:07


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:22


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:37


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:40


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:25


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:14


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:27


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:05


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:44


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:53


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:08


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:28


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:33


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:54


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:29


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:31


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:11


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:41


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:37


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:17


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:31


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:34


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:00


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:17


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:43


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:09


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:27


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:50


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:44


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:15


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:38


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:06


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:51


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:20


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:23


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:11


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:03


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:25


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:40


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:16


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:40


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:11


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:52


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:39


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:37


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:53


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:08


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:34


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:52


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:21


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:50


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:55


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:26


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:20


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:04


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:18


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:18


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:51


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:19


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:23


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

09:16


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:20


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:13


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:42


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

08:20


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:16


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:45


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:51


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:34


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

08:38


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

08:37


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:00


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:35


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

08:43


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:30


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:36


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

08:45


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:04


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

08:25


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

08:14


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:46


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

08:06


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:45


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:23


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:20


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

08:11


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

08:03


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:41


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:23


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:27


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:42


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

06:06


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

07:55


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

07:27


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:38


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

06:25


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:33


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

08:03


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:09


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:14


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

08:12


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:16


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

06:09


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

09:01


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

05:23


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

06:08


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

07:16


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

04:50


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

07:38


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:59


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

05:59


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

06:49


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

08:02


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

07:07


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

00:28