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Dreams of Joy - Lisa See
Dreams of Joy
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Lisa See,Compact Disc, English-language edition,Pub by Random House Audio Publishing Group on 05-31-2011
Lisa See,Compact Disc, English-language edition,Pub by Random House Audio Publishing Group on 05-31-2011
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Format: audiobook
ISBN: 9780739359358 (0739359355)
Publisher: Random House Audio
Edition language: English
Series: Shanghai Girls (#2)
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Sharon E. Cathcart
Sharon E. Cathcart rated it
4.0
This sequel to Shanghai Girls starts in 1950s Los Angeles. University student Joy (Pearl's adopted daughter) has become enamored with Communism. In the wake of her adopted father's suicide, she decides to go to China and find her real father, artist Z.G. Li, and join in the cultural revolution herse...
helenliz
helenliz rated it
3.0 Dreams of Joy: A Novel
Written in the first person by a mother and daughter, this tells of family strife and what you would do for those you love.Joy is the daughter of Chinese immigrants to the US, although at the opening of the book she's discovered that she is, in fact, the biological daughter of her aunt. She's also 1...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
3.0 Dreams of Joy: A Novel
I know I am bucking the trend here, but while I enjoyed "Shanghai Girls" enormously and hoped for a sequel, this book truly disappointed me. I gave it three stars because the author does put pen to paper very well, and the book moves along, however slowly, to a conclusion the reader eagerly looks fo...
Kate Says: "Reading Is Fun!"
Kate Says: "Reading Is Fun!" rated it
4.0 Dreams of Joy: A Novel
This is the sequel to Shanghai Girls. I need to find this one so I can see how it all ends, since the first one's ending left me wondering.I liked this one even more than Shanghai Girls. This one picks up where the last one left off, with Joy learning her family truths by overhearing an argument bet...
sensitivemuse
sensitivemuse rated it
3.0 Not the greatest....
I was very disappointed with this book. I had high hopes because I really did enjoy Shanghai Girls. The beginning of the book wasn’t so bad actually. It was pretty interesting. I liked the way you follow Joy through her journey to China - it was an eye opener, but her naivete also gets the best out ...
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