On Gold Mountain Paperback – 2 Sep 1999
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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."--The Los Angeles Times
"Lovingly rendered. . . . A vivid tableau of a family and an era." --People
"Terrific stuff. . . . The See family's adventures would be incredible if On Gold Mountain were fiction." --The New York Times Book Review
"Weaves together fascinating family anecdotes, imaginative details, and the historical details of immigrant life. . . . Enviably entertaining." --Amy Tan
"Astonishing. . . . as engagingly readable as any novel. . . . comprehensive and exhaustively researched." --Los Angeles Times Book Review --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Not as good as I expected didn't finish reading it.....Published 2 months ago by Mrs. Marjorie Adamson
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again a beautiful book from Lisa See, such talent to bring the characters and stories alivePublished 21 months ago by L. Lindner
An enjoyable read. I liked the way the memoirs covered the history of the family and yet allowed a glimpse of the lives of the people of the times.Published 23 months ago by violetta
Excellent book. I love Lisa See's books. The book arrived within the stated period of time, was well packaged and was exactly as described by the sellerPublished on 3 April 2014 by Ms. Wendy West
Really enjoyed this one and felt for the female characters .could not put it down will read more from this authoressPublished on 13 Dec. 2013 by nadine li