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Monday, May 30, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Dreams of Joy by Lisa See, Author of Shanghai Girls

hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading ~

Dreams of Joy: A Novel
"When You're poor, you never know when used electrical conduit or an old motor might come in handy," Z.G. says.

I look at him in his dapper suit, his perfectly cleaned glasses, his neat manner. How would he know?

~ page 126 “Dreams of Joy: A Novel ARC" by Lisa See

** Note: This Teaser is taken from an Advance Reader Copy and may be slightly different from the final version.

About the Book (from Amazon):
In her beloved New York Times bestsellers Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, and, most recently, Shanghai Girls, Lisa See has brilliantly illuminated the potent bonds of mother love, romantic love, and love of country. Now, in her most powerful novel yet, she returns to these timeless themes, continuing the story of sisters Pearl and May from Shanghai Girls, and Pearl’s strong-willed nineteen-year-old daughter, Joy.

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.

Devastated by Joy’s flight and terrified for her safety, Pearl is determined to save her daughter, no matter the personal cost. From the crowded city to remote villages, Pearl confronts old demons and almost insurmountable challenges as she follows Joy, hoping for reconciliation. Yet even as Joy’s and Pearl’s separate journeys converge, one of the most tragic episodes in China’s history threatens their very lives.

Acclaimed for her richly drawn characters and vivid storytelling, Lisa See once again renders a family challenged by tragedy and time, yet ultimately united by the resilience of love.

:) I always look forward to reading everyone's teasers! ~ Wendi

*Disclosure: I am an Amazon Associate. I get a very small amount for any purchases made when you click through a link from Wendi's Book Corner, which I then save up and use to buy more books! :)


Pam (@iwriteinbooks) said...

A good question but I'm assuming that he knows more than this passage tells. ;0)

sinn said...

Wow, I really like that!

Here's my TT: http://sinnfulbooks.blogspot.com/2011/05/teaser-tuesday_30.html

sinn @ sinnful books

Anonymous said...

There such a sadness in this teaser... but in a good way... nice pick.

Here mine: http://tfwalsh.wordpress.com/2011/05/31/teaser-tuesday-angels-blood/

Jules said...

Great teaser! :)

Here's mine - http://thegreatthegoodandthebad.blogspot.com/2011/05/teaser-tuesday-9.html

Beth F said...

I just got a copy of this in New York. Can't wait to read it.

Darkfallen said...

Loves it! I'm feeling the snark here;)

Now come on let me tease you;)

Yvonne said...

Interesting teaser..

My teaser is here.

Li said...

Interesting teaser! Never read any of her books but I hear she's a good author. Thanks for dropping by my blog =)

Anonymous said...

Very good teaser.

here's mine:


Zakiya LadyWings said...

Awesome teaser! My teasers are here. Happy Reading!

~Zakiya LadyWings

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Cecelia said...

Ah, yes...it's hard to imagine others can identify with our problems, especially when they seem so different. Nice teaser!

If you'd like, you can visit mine <a href="http://bit.ly/mwGRKr>here</a>.

Sandra Allen said...

I'd love to know how he knows that!
Here's ours: http://iousex.blogspot.com

KB said...

Sounds like he doesn't have a clue!

Great teaser!
Mine's here

My Vegan Life said...

Great tease!Going on my TBR list for sure!
Here's mine:


Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

I wonder how many more pages until you learn whether or not he knows what he's talking about!?

I'm looking forward to reading DREAMS OF JOY!

Tracey @ www.dontmesswithmama.com said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Great post. I didn't know there was a sequel to Snow Flower. I was upset with the ending so I'm hoping she'll end it better this time.

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