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See, Lisa

Overview
Works: 103 works in 995 publications in 28 languages and 39,984 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Romance fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Drama  Political fiction  Film adaptations 
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 )
198 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in 25 languages and held by 4,915 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 )
85 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 20 languages and held by 4,219 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 and 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
Dreams of joy : a novel by Lisa See( Book )
65 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 3,765 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
Peony in love : a novel by Lisa See( Book )
86 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 3,738 libraries worldwide
In seventeenth-century China, three women become emotionally involved with "The Peony Pavilion," a famed opera rumored to cause lovesickness and even death
China Dolls : a novel by Lisa See( Book )
44 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 3,053 libraries worldwide
"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 todepend 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 oneof them. But which of her friends betrayed her?"
The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane : a novel by Lisa See( Book )
20 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,722 libraries worldwide
"A thrilling new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa See explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter who has been adopted by an American couple. Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. There is ritual and routine, and it has been ever thus for generations. Then one day a jeep appears at the village gate--the first automobile any of them have seen--and a stranger arrives. In this remote Yunnan village, the stranger finds the rare tea he has been seeking and a reticent Akha people. In her biggest seller, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, See introduced the Yao people to her readers. Here she shares the customs of another Chinese ethnic minority, the Akha, whose world will soon change. Li-yan, one of the few educated girls on her mountain, translates for the stranger and is among the first to reject the rules that have shaped her existence. When she has a baby outside of wedlock, rather than stand by tradition, she wraps her daughter in a blanket, with a tea cake hidden in her swaddling, and abandons her in the nearest city. After mother and daughter have gone their separate ways, Li-yan slowly emerges from the security and insularity of her village to encounter modern life while Haley grows up a privileged and well-loved California girl. Despite Haley's happy home life, she wonders about her origins; and Li-yan longs for her lost daughter. They both search for and find answers in the tea that has shaped their family's destiny for generations. A powerful story about a family, separated by circumstances, culture, and distance, Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane paints an unforgettable portrait of a little known region and its people and celebrates the bond that connects mothers and daughters"--
Flower net by Lisa See( Book )
57 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,529 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 )
25 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,423 libraries worldwide
Reeling from newly uncovered family secrets, and anger at her mother and aunt for keeping them from her, Joy runs away to Shanghai in early 1957 to find her birth father, 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 in the communist regime
Shanghai girls by Lisa See( Sound Recording )
24 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,415 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
Dragon bones : a novel by Lisa See( Book )
36 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,383 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
Snow flower and the secret fan by Lisa See( Sound Recording )
45 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,229 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 )
19 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,193 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 )
25 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,098 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 )
33 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,058 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
The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See( Sound Recording )
16 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,006 libraries worldwide
Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. There is ritual and routine, and it has been ever thus for generations. Then one day a jeep appears at the village gate, the first automobile any of them have seen, and a stranger arrives. Li-yan, one of the few educated girls on her mountain, translates for the stranger and is among the first to reject the rules that have shaped her existence. When she has a baby outside of wedlock, rather than stand by tradition, she wraps her daughter in a blanket, with a tea cake hidden in her swaddling, and abandons her in the nearest city
Flower net : a Red Princess mystery by Lisa See( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 199 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 )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 157 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 )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 114 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 96 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 )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Centuries after two inseparable friends in China exchange messages through a secret language inside the folds of a fan, their descendents discover the fan and the history of their own friendship
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Highland, Monica

Kendall, Lisa See.
Kendall, Lisa See 1955-
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-
Si, Lisah 1955-
Лиза Сий
Си Л
Си Л. 1955-
Си, Лиза
סי, ליסה 1955-
ليزا سي، 1955-
리사, 시 1955-
시, 리사 1955-
シー, リサ
リサ・シー
Languages
English (509)
Spanish (66)
German (41)
French (38)
Italian (28)
Polish (28)
Chinese (21)
Dutch (10)
Hebrew (9)
Danish (9)
Korean (8)
Catalan (8)
Vietnamese (6)
Croatian (4)
Hungarian (4)
Finnish (4)
Arabic (3)
Turkish (3)
Swedish (3)
Russian (3)
Portuguese (2)
Czech (2)
Romanian (2)
Indonesian (2)
Japanese (1)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
Mandingo (1)
Thai (1)
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