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Lisa See`s Reading of Shanghai Girls at the English Theatre

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October 15, 2009. Chinese-American author Lisa See was this years special guest of U.S. Mission Germany and C. Bertelsmann Publishing House at the Frankfurt Book Fair. In her reading at the English Theatre on October 15, Lisa See spoke to an entranced audience about her family history as immigrants from China to California, her numerous relatives and their personal experiences in the United States, and about her bestselling book "Shanghai Girls" which was just published in German by C. Bertelsmann Publishing House. Shanghai Girls is the story of two sisters who are forced to leave Shanghai in 1937 to marry Chinese men in the United States, and the struggle of the sisters to find their place in Los Angeles in the 1940s through the McCarthy era in the 1950s.