From Shelley Lauer-Bader
author: See, Lisa
This story of Shanghai during the Japanese invasion and immigration to the US has great period detail. May and Pearl escape China in 1937 and arrive in the United States, although not without great pain and suffering. They finally connect with the men they married through an arranged marriage. The Louie family could be the story of any family immigrating to the United States with the racism, poverty, family tension.
Especially pertinent is the focus on the “paper sons;” we would call them
illegal immigrants today.
Great for a book group discussion.