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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 Lisa See is the New York Times bestselling author of The Island of Sea Women, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, Shanghai Girls, China Dolls, and Dreams of Joy, which debuted at #1. She is also the author of On Gold Mountain, which tells the story of her Chinese American family’s settlement in Los Angeles. See was the recipient of the Golden Spike Award from the Chinese Historical Association of Southern California and the Historymaker’s Award from the Chinese American Museum. She was also named National Woman of the Year by the Organization of Chinese American Women. Her newest book Lady Tan's Circle of Women was released in 2023.


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Photo Credit: Patricia Williams

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