Friends of a Lifetime

(From the Lisa See bestseller, "Shanghai Girls")  In 1937, beautiful sisters Pearl and May Chin are the toast of pre-war Shanghai.  Born to a wealthy family, they are carefree, modern and pampered - until the day they are sold by their father into marriage to suitors from Los Angeles, to repay his gambling debts.  Before they can depart for America, the Japanese army invades China, and the sisters are forced to flee their beloved Shanghai.  Inseparable best friends, they have only each other as they endure the terror and brutality of the invaders, only to face bigotry and hostility once they reach America.  Despite petty rivalries, their love and friendship for each other give them the strength and courage to overcome adversities and build a new life in their adopted homeland.

 

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