I feel remiss not mentioning this earlier, but Lisa See's newest novel, Shanghai Girls is now on sale. Her Snow Flower and the Secret Fan became a book club staple when it was published. She followed that with Peony in Love. Now, in Shanghai Girls, See tells the story of Pearl and May Chin, two well-off women living the life in 1937 Shanghai, who are both abruptly married off to men living in America after their father gambles away their family's wealth. Pearl and May are moved to Los Angeles where they face discrimination and Communist witch hunts, while finding themselves hemmed in by Chinatown’s old ways and rules. The sisters are close and there for each other, but like sisters everywhere, they harbor resentments as well as a secret that could change everything. I loved Snow Flower and can't wait to read this one.
Read an excerpt of Shanghai Girls here, catch See on tour near you, and watch a great interview with her about the novel below.