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Lisa See


"Books have transported me to other worlds, exposed me to cultures unlike my own, have cut to the bone of my deepest emotions. They have made me laugh and cry and get angry too. Books have made me the woman, wife, mother, friend, and writer I am today."


Lisa See is the New York Times bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in LoveShanghai GirlsDreams of Joy, China Dolls and her most recent novel, The Island of Sea Women. She has also written a mystery series that takes place in China, as well as On Gold Mountain, which is about her Chinese-American family. Her books have been published in 39 languages. Ms. See serves as a Los Angeles City Commissioner on the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Monument Authority. She was honored as National Woman of the Year by the Organization of Chinese American Women in 2001 and was the recipient of the Chinese American Museum’s History Makers Award in Fall 2003.


To learn more, please visit her website at


Photo Credit: Patricia Williams

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