Lisa See

About the Author:

Lisa See is the author of six previous novels, including the critically acclaimed New York Times bestsellers Shanghai Girls, Peony in Love, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Flower Net (which was nominated for an Edgar Award), The Interior, and Dragon Bones. She is also the author of the widely acclaimed memoir On Gold Mountain. Learn more at


Lisa’s new novel Dreams of Joy picks up where Shanghai Girls ended. Devastated after discovering the shocking truth about her mother and father, Joy flees to China to find a new life (and her real father)--and Pearl, realizing what has happened, sets out for Mao's China, resolved to find her daughter.  Both women face almost insurmountable struggles as they combat their guilt-ridden past and a Communist China intolerant of their free spirits, and the tension in their stories is heightened by Pearl's selfless determination to rescue Joy and bring her home.

What:  We will partner with the Asia Society to host Lisa See as she discusses and signs her newest novel, Dreams of Joy.

When:  Monday, June 20, 7:00 p.m.

Where:  Morrow Room of the Fondren Library at Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX  77005.

Parking: You’ll be parking in the Central Campus Garage Visitor Parking Lot. From Rice Blvd., enter the Rice campus at entrance number 20 and follow signs to the garage. After turning into entrance number 20, proceed to the main intersection. (you’ll see the Student Center ahead on your left and McNair Hall on your right). Turn right in front of McNair Hall (building 44 on the map) and go down that street until you see the entrance to the central campus garage on your left.  In the parking garage, park toward the far end of the garage.

For more information click on the map below:

Exit the garage and walk east towards the student center, pass it and the glass pavilion and arrive at the Fondren Library. Use the east entrance. The Morrow Room is on the third floor.

Admission:  This event is free and open to the public.  In order to go through the signing line and meet Lisa See for book personalization, you must purchase Dreams of Joy from Blue Willow Bookshop.

A limited number of autographed copies of Lisa’s books will be available for purchase after the event.  If you cannot attend the event, but would like a personalized copy of her book, please call us at (281) 497-8675.

Event date: 
Monday, June 20, 2011 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Rice University, 6100 Main Street
77005 Houston
Dreams of Joy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400067121
Availability: Special Order
Published: Random House - May 31st, 2011

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