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Lisa See Book Discussion & Signing
The Woman's Club of Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach, CA
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Lisa See Book Discussion & Signing
Join us for a talk, Q&A and signing with Lisa See at the Woman's Club of Laguna Beach. Tickets are $35 and include a copy of the book and a wine and cheese reception.

The New York Times bestselling 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.

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The Woman's Club of Laguna Beach (View)
286 St. Ann's Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
United States


Categories

Arts > Literary

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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