On Gold Mountain

On Gold Mountain

The One-hundred-year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family

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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's 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 one-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.

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2012.
ISBN: 9780307950390
0307950395
Branch Call Number: 929.2089 SEE L
Characteristics: xxi, 402 pages, [30] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.

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cliffoew Sep 22, 2012

Difficult to Renew 1 book. I keep getting a msg to choose book.

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KatXena
Aug 28, 2012

This is a history of Author Lisa See's own family. She takes the dry facts, names, dates, and places and manages to weave them into a beautiful and extremely interesting story. Ms. See made me feel as if I grew up with her family; their fears, loves, joys and frustrations were all there for me to feel along with them. She has also included a generous number of photographs of her family from each generation. This is a fascinating read for anyone.

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