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On Gold Mountain: The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family

By: Lisa See
Published: 1996, ©1995
Pages: 394
Total Copies: 19
Genre: Nonfiction | Biographies & Memoirs | Regional, American West | Cultural, Asian-American and Immigrant

Description: Out of the stories heard in her childhood in Los Angeles’s Chinatown and years of research, Lisa See has constructed this sweeping chronicle of her Chinese-American family on “Gold Mountain,” the Chinese name for the United States.  Encompassing racism and romance, entrepreneurial genius and domestic heartache, secret marriages and sibling rivalries, On Gold Mountain is a powerful history of two cultures meeting in a new world, beautifully written and abounding with intimate recognitions.

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