Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Book review - China Dolls



I've been reading a bunch of ebooks lately and the library ebook site recommended this one.  I had read Snow Flower and then Secret Fan (also by Lisa See) and didn't love it, but thought it was interesting and well-written.  China Dolls is set in the U.S. during WWII, so I thought I might enjoy it more.  I was right!

It follows three young women who are trying to become dancers in San Francisco's Chinatown, and become close friends (and rivals).  They each have unique struggles and secrets, and life gets more complicated as the war progresses.  

As usual, I don't want to give too much away, so I won't go into details, but I liked the story and the writing.  I'll probably look into other novels by this author..  

5 comments:

  1. I'm going to add this one to my list! I liked Snow Flower and the Secret Fan but I liked Shanghai Girls more.

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  2. I'm going to add this one to my list! I liked Snow Flower and the Secret Fan but I liked Shanghai Girls more.

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  3. Glad to hear you liked it! I might have to start this tonight, as it's been waiting for me on my Kindle for a while now. I heard about it on NPR a few months ago, bought it, then forgot about it!

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  4. Ooh, this sounds really interesting! Thank you for the recommendation (as always)! I have finally started to get into ebooks a little bit more as well. I love having them on my phone so when I have a spare moment I can pull it out and read a few pages. I also really like that I can read them in bed when Kevin is sleeping without having to turn a lamp on :)

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  5. This looks like a good one! Historical fiction is my favorite, and of course I love SF. May have to check this out!

    ♥ perfectly Priya

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