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On Gold Mountain: The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family

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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, a work that takes in stories of racism and romance, entrepreneurial genius and domestic heartache, secret marriages and sibling rivalries, in a powerful history of two cultures meeting in a new world. 82 photos.

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"Astonishing.... A comprehensive and exhaustively researched account of a Chinese-American family... that juggles such explosive elements as race, class, tradition, prejudice, poverty, and great wealth in new and relatively unexpected combinations." Los Angeles Times

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [383]-394).

About the Author

Lisa See is the New York Times bestselling author of Shanghai Girls, Peony in Love, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Flower Net (an Edgar Award nominee), The Interior and Dragon Bones. She wrote the libretto for the Los Angeles Opera adaptation of On Gold Mountain and served as curator for the Autry Museum of Western Heritage’s exhibit On Gold Mountain: A Chinese American Experience, also featured at the Smithsonian Institute. The Organization of Chinese American Women named her the 2001 National Woman of the Year. She lives in Los Angeles.

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historical fiction fan, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by historical fiction fan)
Any Lisa See fan will find this book worth the read with lots of family photos, maps and ancestral tree to enlighten the reader.
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ISBN:
9780679768524
Author:
See, Lisa
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
California
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Genealogy
Subject:
Government and political science
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Chinese americans
Subject:
California Biography.
Subject:
Family
Subject:
See, Lisa - Family
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
162
Publication Date:
19960831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x 0.88 in 0.85 lb

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