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See, Lisa

Overview
Works: 95 works in 727 publications in 25 languages and 35,745 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Biography  Political fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator
Classifications: PS3569.E3334, 813.54
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Snow flower and the secret fan : a novel by Lisa See( Book )
122 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 4,736 libraries worldwide
An evocative story of friendship set against the backdrop of a nineteenth-century China in which women suffered from foot binding, isolation, and illiteracy follows an elderly woman and her companion as they communicate their hopes, dreams, joys, and tragedies through a unique secret language
Shanghai girls : a novel by Lisa See( Book )
70 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 19 languages and held by 4,218 libraries worldwide
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 is pregnant the situation becomes even more desperate. The sisters make a pact that no one can ever know
Peony in love : a novel by Lisa See( Book )
59 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 13 languages and held by 3,836 libraries worldwide
Peony is the cloistered daughter of a wealthy family is betrothed to a suitor she has never met, these lyrics from The Peony Pavilion mirror her own longings. In the garden of the Chen Family Villa, a small theatrical troupe is performing scenes from this epic opera. Peony attends the production, watching from behind a screen, but catches sight of a handsome man and begins a journey of love and sorrow
Dreams of joy : a novel by Lisa See( Book )
45 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 3,700 libraries worldwide
A continuation of "Shanghai Girls" finds a devastated Joy fleeing to China to search for her real father while her mother, Pearl, desperately pursues her, a dual quest marked by their encounters with the nation's intolerant Communist culture
Flower net by Lisa See( Book )
52 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,595 libraries worldwide
A thriller on a joint American-Chinese investigation into the smuggling of immigrants and human organs. Featuring a Chinese policewoman and an American lawyer, the novel examines cultural differences
Dreams of joy by Lisa See( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,469 libraries worldwide
Reeling from newly uncovered family secrets and anger at her mother and aunt for keeping them from her, nineteen-year-old Joy leaves the U.S. and runs away to Shanghai in early 1957 to find her birthfather--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 of the Communist regime
Dragon bones : a novel by Lisa See( Book )
34 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,459 libraries worldwide
When the body of an American archaeologist turns up in the Yangtze, Liu Hulan, an agent for the Chinese government, and her American husband, David Stark, investigate and find that the murder may be tied to a missing priceless artifact
Shanghai girls by Lisa See( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,436 libraries worldwide
Sisters May and Pearl leave their 1930s Shanghai home for a better life in America. They have been arranged to be married to two L.A. businessmen, and uncertainty regins. Arriving at Angel's Island (the Western Ellis Island), they are soon introduced to the harsh realities of immigrant life
Snow flower and the secret fan by Lisa See( Sound Recording )
37 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,253 libraries worldwide
Lily is haunted by memories--of who she once was, and of a person, long gone, who defined her existence. She has nothing but time now, as she recounts the tale of Snow Flower, and asks the gods for forgiveness. In nineteenth-century China, when wives and daughters were foot-bound and lived in almost total seclusion, the women in one remote Hunan county developed their own secret code for communication: nu shu ("women's writing"). They painted letters on fans, embroidered messages on handkerchiefs, and composed stories, thereby reaching out of their isolation to share their hopes, dreams, and accomplishments. With the arrival of a silk fan on which Snow Flower has composed for Lily a poem of introduction in nu shu, their friendship is sealed and they become "old sames" at the tender age of seven. As the years pass, through famine and rebellion, they reflect upon their arranged marriages, loneliness, and the joys and tragedies of motherhood. The two find solace, developing a bond that keeps their spirits alive. But when a misunderstanding arises, their lifelong friendship suddenly threatens to tear apart
China dolls by Lisa See( Sound Recording )
15 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,176 libraries worldwide
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. The girls become fast friends, relying on one another through unexpected challenges and shifting fortunes. But after the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, paranoia and suspicion threaten to destroy them
Peony in love a novel by Lisa See( Sound Recording )
18 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,137 libraries worldwide
Peony is the cloistered daughter of a wealthy family is betrothed to a suitor she has never met, these lyrics from The Peony Pavilion mirror her own longings. In the garden of the Chen Family Villa, a small theatrical troupe is performing scenes from this epic opera. Peony attends the production, watching from behind a screen, but catches sight of a handsome man and begins a journey of love and sorrow
The interior by Lisa See( Book )
30 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,109 libraries worldwide
An American lawyer and a Chinese policewoman jointly investigate working conditions in an American-owned toy factory in China where a woman has committed suicide. By the author of Flower Net
Flower net a Red Princess mystery by Lisa See( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 198 libraries worldwide
In Flower Net, Lisa See gives us a China not often seen: An extraordinary nation that is at once admirable and frightening. Here the veil is ripped away from modern China--its venerable culture, its teeming economy, its institutionalized cruelty--and the inextricable link between China's fortunes and America's is underscored. In the depths of a Beijing winter, during the waning days of Deng Xiaoping's reign, the U.S. ambassador's son is found dead--his body entombed in a frozen lake. Almost simultaneously, American officials find a ship adrift in the storm-churned waters off Southern California. No one is surprised to find the fetid hold crammed with hundreds of undocumented Chinese immigrants--the latest cargo in the Chinese mafia's burgeoning smuggling trade
Dragon bones a novel by Lisa See( file )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
When the body of an American archaeologist is found floating in the Yangzi River, Ministry of Public Security agent Liu Hulan and her husband, American attorney David Stark, are dispatched to Site 518 to investigate. As Hulan scrutinizes this death--or is it a murder?--David, on behalf of the National Relics Bureau, tries to discover who has stolen from the site an artifact that may prove to the world China's claim that it is the oldest uninterrupted civilization on earth
The interior a red princess mystery by Lisa See( file )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
"See paints a fascinating portrait of a complex and enigmatic society, in which nothing is ever quite as it appears, and of the people, peasant and aristocrat alike, who are bound by its subtle strictures
Forbidden City, USA : Chinese American nightclubs, 1936-1970 by Arthur E Dong( Book )
2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Features interviews with nightclub performers, histories of individual clubs and illustrations of memorabilia
Snow flower and the secret fan by Lisa See( visu )
4 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Centuries ago, two 'sworn sisters' are isolated by their families, but stay connected through a secret language written in the folds of a white silk fan. Now in modern-day Shanghai, their descendents must draw inspiration from the past as they struggle to maintain their own eternal bond in the face of life's complications. What unfolds are two stories, generations apart, but everlasting in their universal notion of love, hope and friendship
Fiore di neve e il ventaglio segreto : romanzo by Lisa See( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in Italian and held by 55 libraries worldwide
On Gold Mountain by Lisa See( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Om en kinesisk families skæbne fra forfatterens tipoldefar, en kinesisk naturlæge, immigrerede til USA i 1866 og frem til nutiden med tilbageblik på livet i Kina med missionærer, konkubiner og krige
Three red princess mysteries by Lisa See( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The bestselling Red Princess thrillers aren't just riveting crime stories; they're novels of emotional depth and savvy insight into modern China. At the heart of Lisa See's dynamic, suspenseful trilogy is the relationship between detective Liu Hulan and American attorney David Stark, two characters caught in the crush of international affairs. Now the entire series is available in one handy eBook bundle: FLOWER NET "See brings a cool, knowing eye to Chinese-American relations while crafting a nifty tale of suspense."'Chicago Tribune In the waning days of Deng Xiaoping's reign, the U.S. ambassador's son is found entombed in a frozen lake. Off the coast of California, Assistant U.S. Attorney David Stark discovers the corpse of a Red Prince, a scion of China's political elite. With the Chinese and American governments joining forces to see justice done, David teams up with unorthodox police detective Liu Hulan in Beijing. As their investigation sparks an intense connection, David and Hulan uncover a web linking human trafficking to the drug trade and to governmental treachery'a web reaching from the Forbidden City to Los Angeles and, like the wide flower net used by Chinese fishermen, threatening to ensnare all within its reach. THE INTERIOR "Immediate, haunting and exquisitely rendered."'San Francisco Chronicle As David Stark opens a law office in Beijing, Liu Hulan receives an urgent message imploring her to investigate the death of an old friend's daughter, who worked for a toy company about to be sold to a new client of David's. Despite his protests, Hulan goes undercover at the toy factory in a rural village deep in the heart of China, a place that forces her to face a past she has long been running from. Suddenly Hulan and David find themselves on opposing sides: one trying to expose a rogue company, the other bound to protect his client. As pressures mount, they uncover universal truths about good and evil, right and wrong'and the sometimes subtle lines that distinguish them. DRAGON BONES "Stays with you long after the conventional thriller is forgotten."'The Washington Post Book World Liu Hulan and David Stark are traveling to one of the most beautiful places on earth: the Three Gorges, where China's biggest engineering project since the Great Wall is taking place. Hulan is there to investigate the death of an American archaeologist found in the Yangzi River; David is trying to figure out who's stealing artifacts and selling them on the international art market. Haunting the investigation is the possibility that an artifact has been found that could very well alter the history of civilization. Together, David and Hulan unearth more scandals and revive tragic memories as they struggle to solve a mystery as big, unruly, and complex as China itself. Praise for Lisa See and her Red Princess mysteries "One of the classier practitioners of ... the international thriller ... She draws her characters ... with convincing depth, and offers up documentary social detail that reeks of freshly raked muck. See's China is as vivid as Upton Sinclair's Chicago."'The New York Times Book Review "A graceful rendering of two different and complex cultures ... The starkly beautiful landscapes of Beijing and its surrounding countryside are depicted with a lyrical precision."'Los Angeles Times Book Review
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Highland, Monica

Kendall, Lisa See.
Kendall, Lisa See 1955-
Lisa See Amerikaans schrijfster
Lisa See amerikansk författare
Lisa See amerikansk skribent
Lisa See écrivaine américaine
Lisa See US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin
Sī, Lisa 1955-
Лиза Сий
Си Л. 1955-
Си, Лиза
סי, ליסה 1955-
ليزا سي، 1955-
시, 리사
シー, リサ
リサ・シー
Languages
English (366)
German (44)
Spanish (42)
French (30)
Italian (18)
Polish (17)
Chinese (17)
Hebrew (6)
Dutch (6)
Hungarian (6)
Danish (5)
Korean (4)
Catalan (4)
Vietnamese (3)
Arabic (3)
Finnish (3)
Romanian (3)
Turkish (3)
Russian (3)
Portuguese (2)
Indonesian (2)
Croatian (1)
Czech (1)
Japanese (1)
Mandingo (1)
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