Destiny. Lisa See’s latest novel, Shanghai Girls, presents a sweeping and intense story of two sisters, Pearl and May, and their turbulent lives from wealth in Shanghai in the 1930s, through wartime atrocities, and to a struggling immigrant life in Los Angeles. The heartbreak and suffering in their experience will envelop many readers, and the intensity of their sibling relationship will resonate for many other readers. The emotional volume is turned high throughout this novel, and the plight of Pearl and May becomes more compelling as time passes. See does a fine job in presenting the theme of destiny with a light touch and a deep impact.
Rating: Four-star (Highly Recommended)
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