Lisa See’s book release party for “China Dolls” | Tuesday, June 3, 7pm

by Rachel on May 20, 2014

Vroman’s is extremely excited to host the book release party for Lisa See’s latest title, China Dolls on Wednesday, June 3rd at 7pm! Lisa See is the author of Dreams of Joy, Shanghai Girls, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, and many other bestselling titles. Please join us in celebrating the release of this stunning new book by one of our beloved local authors!

It’s 1938 in San Francisco and Grace, Helen, and Ruby, three young women from very different backgrounds, meet by chance at a glamorous city nightclub.  Grace Lee, an American-born Chinese girl, has fled the Midwest to seek out a life of stardom. Helen Fong lives with her extended family in Chinatown, where her traditional parents insist that she stick to her roots. The stunning Ruby Tom challenges the boundaries of convention at every turn with her defiant attitude and no-holds-barred ambition.  The girls become fast friends, relying on one another through unexpected challenges and shifting fortunes. But after the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, paranoia and suspicion threaten to destroy their lives and a shocking act of betrayal changes everything.

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author’s most recent title from Vroman’s. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman’s Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman’s receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.