Shanghai Girls by Lisa See was released this week. I understand that Lisa See is busy traveling on book tour this week and many stops are standing room only. This was one of my favorite books that I have read this month and I am thrilled that I have one extra brand new, Advanced Readers Edition to give away. I can't wait for Lisa See's next book and I'm hoping for a sequel to Shanghai Girls.
I'm reposting my original review below. Make sure to add this book to your must read list this year!
Lisa See's newest novel, Shanghai Girls sweeps you away to a world unknown to most Americans. To me, while reading Shanghai Girls I felt drawn in and immersed in the culture and setting of this wonderful novel. Shanghai Girls follows two sisters, Pearl and May, during the 1930's as young women who live a life of glamour and high life in Shanghai. When drastic changes occur in their country they must learn how to survive and fight to protect themselves and they unite as sisters to do so. They do not realize how much has changed until their father informs them that he has lost all of their wealth and has arranged their marriages to two sons who live in Los Angeles.
The story takes you through their struggles and challenges to get to Los Angeles and all they must endure during the process. Once in San Francisco, more struggles and challenges ensue with some unexpected joy and happiness as they learn to make the best of things in their new lives. Shanghai Girls is a testament to the bond and power of the sisters relationship. Pearl and May have a deep sisterly love and are desperate to help each other survive in their new lives. Although, they don't let go of their own jealousies, hurts and rivalries. This is definitely shown in a dramatic way at the end of the book and left me speechless turning the page and expecting more. Ms. See's writing is a true gift of storytelling at it's best. It pulled me in, hooked me and didn't let me go until the last page. If you want to read a historical novel that is rich in history, details and culture, pick up a copy of Shanghai Girls. You won't regret it and it will leave you wanting more as you turn that last page.
To read more about Lisa See, check out her official website here.
I am giving away one Advanced Readers Edition of Shanghai Girls by Lisa See. For each entry, leave a seperate comment, this will make it easier to draw a winner as I won't be able to go back and count each entry. Also, make sure that you include your email or that your email is in your blog profile. If I have no way of contacting you by email, your entry will automatically be withdrawn.
- For One Entry: Leave a comment and let me know , What you think is the difference between a friendship that’s “just like sisters” and real sisters?
- For a Second Entry: In a SEPARATE comment, let me know if you have Blogged about this giveaway and share a link(posting in your sidebar is fine), Tweet it, Facebook, whatever.
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This giveaway is ONLY open to U.S. and Canada. I'll use random.org to draw a winner and the contest will end on June 12th, 2009 at Midnight EST. Good Luck!!