Library Book Club
TyIn 1937 Shanghai—the Paris of Asia—twenty-one-year-old Pearl Chin and her younger sister, May, are having the time of their lives. Both are beautiful, modern, and carefree—until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away their wealth. To repay his debts, he must sell the girls as wives to suitors who have traveled from Los Angeles to find Chinese brides. As Japanese bombs fall on their beloved city, Pearl and May set out on the journey of a lifetime, from the Chinese countryside to the shores of America. Though inseparable best friends, the sisters also harbor petty jealousies and rivalries. Along the way they make terrible sacrifices, face impossible choices, and confront a devastating, life-changing secret, but through it all the two heroines of this astounding new novel hold fast to who they are—Shanghai girls.
Join us for the Clarkesville Library Book Club! We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 10:30 AM in the Community Room at the Clarkesville Library. We read a variety of fiction and nonfiction books, and would love to have you join us! New members are welcome!
Our next book club meeting will be at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, June 20th, and we will be discussing the book Shanghai Girls by Lisa See. Please stop by or call the library at 706-754-4413 to put a copy of the book on hold (have your library card ready).