LISA SEE - Dreams of Joy


Bestselling Author
LISA SEE
will speak & sign her latest novel,
Dreams of Joy
.

 


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.
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Event date: 
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
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Dreams of Joy: A Novel (Shanghai Girls #2) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812980547
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 7th, 2012

Shanghai Girls: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812980530
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 2nd, 2010

Peony in Love: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812975222
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 19th, 2008

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812982718
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 31st, 2011

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