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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,999 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lisa See Narrator: Kate Reading Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In 1867, Lisa See’s great-great-grandfather arrived in America, where he prescribed herbal remedies to immigrant laborers who were treated little better than slaves. His son Fong See later built a mercantile empire and married a Caucasian woman, in spite of laws prohibiting interracial marriage. Lisa herself grew up playing in her family’s antiques store in Los Angeles’ Chinatown, listening to stories of missionaries and prostitutes, movie stars, and Chinese baseball teams.

With these stories and her own years of research, Lisa See chronicles the hundred-year odyssey of her Chinese-American family, a history that encompasses racism, romance, secret marriages, entrepreneurial genius, and much more, as two distinctly different cultures meet in a new world.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Astonishing....A comprehensive and exhaustively researched account of a Chinese-American family...that juggles such explosive elements as race, class, tradition, prejudice, poverty, and great wealth in new and relatively unexpected combinations. The Los Angeles Times
  • “Weaves together fascinating family anecdotes, imaginative details, and the historical details of immigrant life…Enviably entertaining.”

    Amy Tan

  • “Terrific stuff…The See family’s adventures would be incredible if On Gold Mountain were fiction.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Lovingly rendered…A vivid tableau of a family and an era.”

    People

  • “Astonishing…As engagingly readable as any novel…Comprehensive and exhaustively researched.”

    Los Angeles Times Book Review

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A Wall Street Journal Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amanda Fox | 2/19/2014

    " Amazing true story of a Chinese imigrant's family from late 1800s to present day. This book was heavy on the details and a little difficult to get through, but very fascinating. I learned of the difficulties Chinese immigrants faced in America and the courage it took to succeed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Deanna Shelor | 2/19/2014

    " Read this while working on my thesis and fell in love with See's style. Happy to see she continued to write and branched out to historical creative novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Francie | 2/13/2014

    " read Lisa See's fiction first, than read this family history "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tammy | 2/11/2014

    " I enjoyed the journey of this Chinese-American family. "

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