Lisa See
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Lisa See

Lisa See is the New York Times bestselling author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, Shanghai Girls, Dreams of Joy, and China Dolls. Her most recent novel, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, will be released by Scribner in March 2017. Booklist has said of the new novel, "See's focus on the unbreakable bonds between mothers and daughters, by birth and by circumstance, becomes an extraordinary homage to unconditional love." Ms. See has also written a mystery series that takes place in China, as well as On Gold Mountain, which is about her Chinese-American family. Her books have been published in 39 languages. Ms. See was honored as National Woman of the Year by the Organization of Chinese American Women in 2001, was the recipient of the Chinese American Museum's History Makers Award in 2003, and is slated to receive the Golden Spike Award from the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California in 2017.

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    • The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

    • By: Lisa See
    • Narrated by: Ruthie Ann Miles, Kimiko Glenn, Alexandra Allwine, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,371
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,802
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,783

    The thrilling new novel from number-one New York Times best-selling author Lisa See explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her daughter who has been abandoned and adopted....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ***EXCELLENT*** Six stars if I could !!

    • By ROBIN on 04-10-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Island of Sea Women

    • A Novel
    • By: Lisa See
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Lim
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends who begin working with their village’s all-female diving collective. As the girls take up positions as baby divers, they know they are beginning a life of excitement and responsibility but also danger....

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

    • A Novel
    • By: Lisa See
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,287
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,290

    Lily is haunted by memories of who she once was, and of a person, long gone, who defined her existence....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Laugh a little Cry a little Love All

    • By Patricia on 11-11-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Dreams of Joy

    • A Novel
    • By: Lisa See
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,423
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,089
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,087

    Lisa See has brilliantly illuminated the potent bonds of mother love, romantic love, and love of country....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dreams of Joy and all of Lisa See's books

    • By maida smith on 06-03-11

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Shanghai Girls

    • A Novel
    • By: Lisa See
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,222
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,361
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,373

    A novel about two sisters, two cultures, and the struggle to find a new life in America while bound to the old, Shanghai Girls is a fresh, fascinating adventure....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Touching, sad, and enjoyable

    • By Beach Biker on 07-15-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Peony in Love

    • A Novel
    • By: Lisa See
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 523
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 276
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 274

    For young Peony, betrothed to a suitor she has never met, lyrics from The Peony Pavilion mirror her own longings....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eloquently written and read

    • By D on 07-21-07

    Regular price: $31.93

    • On Gold Mountain

    • The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family
    • By: Lisa See
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 202
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 166

    Out of the stories heard in her childhood in Los Angeles's Chinatown and years of research, See has constructed this sweeping chronicle of her Chinese-American family....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story...awful narration

    • By Solbakken on 06-02-17
    • The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family
    • By: Lisa See
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
    • Release date: 03-01-11
    • 4 out of 5 stars 202 ratings

    Regular price: $35.00

    • China Dolls

    • A Novel
    • By: Lisa See
    • Narrated by: Jodi Long
    • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 635
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 579
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 582

    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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • New Narrator needed!

    • By Barbara on 06-25-14

    Regular price: $33.60

    • The Interior

    • A Red Princess Mystery
    • By: Lisa See
    • Narrated by: Janet Song
    • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 111

    While David Stark is asked to open a law office in Beijing, his lover, detective Liu Hulan, receives an urgent message imploring her to investigate the death of her daughter....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narration is terrible

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-15-17

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Flower Net

    • By: Lisa See
    • Narrated by: Elaina Davis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 46

    In the depths of a Beijing winter, during the waning days of Deng Xiaoping's reign, the U.S. ambassador's...

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • terrible reader , not very coherent book

    • By JB on 03-09-06

    Regular price: $16.77

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