This is a weekly event hosted by Marcia of The Printed Page every Wednesday.

As quoted by Marcia:

I love beautiful, and interesting, cover art so every Wednesday I post my 'Cover Attraction' for the week along with a synopsis of the book. Everyone is welcome to stop by and, if they'd like, post a link to their favorite weekly book cover.

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My find this week is Shanghai Girls by Lisa See. There is just something about this cover that attracts me.

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Published: May 2009


May and Pearl, two sisters living in Shanghai in the mid-1930s, are beautiful, sophisticated, and well-educated, but their family is on the verge of bankruptcy. Hoping to improve their social standing, May and Pearl’s parents arrange for their daughters to marry “Gold Mountain men” who have come from Los Angeles to find brides.

But when the sisters leave China and arrive at Angel’s Island (the Ellis Island of the West)—where they are detained, interrogated, and humiliated for months—they feel the harsh reality of leaving home. And when May discovers she’s pregnant the situation becomes even more desperate. The sisters make a pact that no one can ever know.

A novel about two sisters, two cultures, and the struggle to find a new life in America while bound to the old, Shanghai Girls is a fresh, fascinating adventure from beloved and bestselling author Lisa See.

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12 Responses
  1. Julia Says:

    This is pretty cover of beauitful Asian women :)

    And the synopsis sound good :)

  2. Anonymous Says:

    I like the colors but the actual pic, not so much. But it sure is attractive.

  3. Melody Says:

    Julia - I think so too. :)

    Violet - Indeed there are times that the covers we see online is very different from the actual covers.

  4. Sandy Nawrot Says:

    Gorgeous colors, beautiful women. Not a bad premise either!

  5. Whitney Says:

    I think this is a pretty cover too! And a good storyline to boot.

  6. Wanda Says:

    Soft and beautiful colours and of course I love those cherry blossoms in the background!

  7. Darlene Says:

    I agree Melody. I think it's a great cover. I hope to read this one of these days.

  8. Ana S. Says: always find some great ones!

  9. Melody Says:

    Sandy - Yes, I love the colours! And overall, I think there's something vintage about it.

    Whitney - I haven't read anything by Lisa See yet but I do have two of her books in my pile!

    Wanda - Oh yes! I love, love, love cherry blossoms! :D

    Dar - I might want to add this onto my wishlist!

    Nymeth - I've to say it's all thanks to google! :D

  10. Alice Says:

    Beautiful cover, Melody! I'm always attracted to all things Chinese.

  11. Ladytink_534 Says:

    I probably won't get around to reading this but so many people seem to like it. The cover reminds me of an old painted portrait my grandma had in her antique shop when I was a kid.

  12. Melody Says:

    Alice - I know you'll be attracted by this one since I think you're a fan of Lisa See? ;)

    Jen - The cover is beautiful, isn't it? I might have to look out for this book.

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