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Initial post: Jul 18, 2012 6:42:09 PM PDT
Reader64 says:
Any suggestions for a book that I and my two college-age daughters might read and discuss this summer? (Nicholas Sparks need not apply) Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 18, 2012 11:04:33 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 18, 2012 11:06:13 PM PDT
Frank Mundo says:
Shanghai Girls: A Novel by Lisa see is about arranged marriages in San francisco when angel island was California's Ellis island. Smart, thoughtful, carefully researched literary fiction. Good conversation starter. Also about sisters!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 19, 2012 2:17:35 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 19, 2012 2:18:29 PM PDT
ABSOLUTELY! I am a compulsive reader, and your request is the one that I most love to answer. A Charm for The Easy Life by Kaye Gibbons. It's about a mother, daughter, and a fabulous grandmother who is a self-taught backwoods healer/ doctor/midwife/sex educator..Charlie Kate can do it all. It's a great story of the relationship of these three women..and as I put it "A perfect women's book, great relationships and romance, but no heaving bosoms," My other "Don't Miss" recommendation is Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See. I liked it even more than Shanghai Girls. It has wonderful characters, fascinating historical details, and a plot that keeps unfolding in twists and turns--with not one boring moment. I also just finished a wonderful book Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum, snf You Are Welcome Here by Elizabeth Berg (VERY unusual mother daughter story)--and, in fact, all of the Books by Elizabeth Berg, starting from her earliest ones. Please post again to tell which books you read whether or not you liked them. Have fun!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 20, 2012 5:24:06 AM PDT
I read this book a couple years ago. I truly enjoyed it. Thanks for the suggestion.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 20, 2012 5:26:10 AM PDT
Thanks so much! I read Shanghai Girls and really enjoyed it. I will keep your other suggestions for a later time this summer. The Joy Luck Club had been recommended to me, and since our library had three copies, that's what we're going with for now.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 20, 2012 6:05:54 AM PDT
Frank Mundo says:
No problem. I think, if you like LisaSee, then you'll probably enjoy The Joy Luck Club. The film version is very good as well.

Posted on Aug 2, 2012 1:40:35 PM PDT
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