Flint Memorial Library (North Reading)

China dolls, a novel, Lisa See

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Summary
"In 1938, Ruby, Helen and Grace, three girls from very different backgrounds, find themselves competing at the same audition for showgirl roles at San Francisco's exclusive "Oriental" nightclub, the Forbidden City. Grace, an American-born Chinese girl has fled the Midwest and an abusive father. Helen is from a Chinese family who have deep roots in San Francisco's Chinatown. And, as both her friends know, Ruby is Japanese passing as Chinese. At times their differences are pronounced, but the girls grow to depend on one another in order to fulfill their individual dreams. Then, everything changes in a heartbeat with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Suddenly the government is sending innocent Japanese to internment camps under suspicion, and Ruby is one of them. But which of her friends betrayed her?"--, Provided by publisher
Language
eng
Literary form
fiction
Edition
First large print edition.
Physical description
546 pages (large print), 24 cm
Form of item
large print
ISBN
9780804194389

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  • Flint Memorial Library (North Reading)

    147 Park Street, North Reading, MA, 01864, US
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