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Shanghai Girls

(2009)
(The first book in the May and Pearl series)
A novel by

 
 
For readers of the phenomenal bestsellers Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and Peony in Love - a stunning new novel from Lisa See about two sisters who leave Shanghai to find new lives in 1930s Los Angeles

May and Pearl, two sisters living in Shanghai in the mid-1930s, are beautiful, sophisticated, and well-educated, but their family is on the verge of bankruptcy. Hoping to improve their social standing, May and Pearl's parents arrange for their daughters to marry 'Gold Mountain men' who have come from Los Angeles to find brides.

But when the sisters leave China and arrive at Angel's Island (the Ellis Island of the West) - where they are detained, interrogated, and humiliated for months - they feel the harsh reality of leaving home. And when May discovers she's pregnant the situation becomes even more desperate. The sisters make a pact that no one can ever know.

A novel about two sisters, two cultures, and the struggle to find a new life in America while bound to the old, Shanghai Girls is a fresh, fascinating adventure from beloved and bestselling author Lisa See.

Genre: Romance

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Hardback Editions

October 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: Shanghai Girls
Author(s): Lisa See
ISBN: 0-7531-8476-1 / 978-0-7531-8476-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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May 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Shanghai Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Lisa See
ISBN: 1-4000-6711-1 / 978-1-4000-6711-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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Paperback Editions

July 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Shanghai Girls
Author(s): Lisa See
ISBN: 1-4088-0112-4 / 978-1-4088-0112-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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July 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Shanghai Girls
Author(s): Lisa See
ISBN: 0-7531-8477-X / 978-0-7531-8477-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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February 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Shanghai Girls
Author(s): Lisa See
ISBN: 1-4088-0463-8 / 978-1-4088-0463-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


February 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Shanghai Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Lisa See
ISBN: 0-8129-8053-0 / 978-0-8129-8053-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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February 2010 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: See, L: Shanghai Girls
Author(s): Lisa See
ISBN: 0-8129-8150-2 / 978-0-8129-8150-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House LCC US
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July 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Shanghai Girls
Author(s): Lisa See
ISBN: 0-7475-9738-3 / 978-0-7475-9738-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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May 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Shanghai Girls
Author(s): Lisa See
ISBN: 1-4088-0063-2 / 978-1-4088-0063-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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May 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Shanghai Girls: A Novel (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): Lisa See
ISBN: 0-7393-2825-5 / 978-0-7393-2825-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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Audio Editions

June 2015 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Shanghai Girls
Author(s): Lisa See
ISBN: 1-4862-9519-3 / 978-1-4862-9519-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
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June 2015 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Shanghai Girls
Author(s): Lisa See
ISBN: 1-4862-9518-5 / 978-1-4862-9518-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Shanghai Girls
Author(s): Lisa See
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon   


May 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Shanghai Girls
Author(s): Lisa See
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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May 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Shanghai Girls
Author(s): Lisa See
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2009 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Shanghai Girls
Author(s): Lisa See
ISBN: 0-7531-4459-X / 978-0-7531-4459-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2009 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Shanghai Girls
Author(s): Lisa See
ISBN: 0-7531-4460-3 / 978-0-7531-4460-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2009 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Shanghai Girls
Author(s): Lisa See
ISBN: 0-7531-4461-1 / 978-0-7531-4461-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Shanghai Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Lisa See
ISBN: 0-7393-5933-9 / 978-0-7393-5933-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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May 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Shanghai Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Lisa See
Publisher: Random House Audio
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May 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Shanghai Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Lisa See
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

March 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Shanghai Girls
Author(s): Lisa See
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
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May 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Shanghai Girls: A Novel
Author(s): Lisa See
Publisher: Random House
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