Dreams of Joy


Author: Lisa See

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408826119


Page: 448

View: 2347

Nineteen-year-old Joy Louie has run away from her home in 1950s America to start a new life in China. Idealistic and unafraid, she believes that Chairman Mao is on the side of the people, despite what her family keeps telling her. How can she trust them, when she has just learned that her parents have lied to her for her whole life, that her mother Pearl is really her aunt and that her real father is a famous artist who has been living in China all these years? Joy arrives in Green Dragon Village, where families live in crowded, windowless huts and eke out a meagre existence from the red soil. And where a handsome young comrade catches her eye... Meanwhile, Pearl returns to China to bring her daughter home - if she can. For Mao has launched his Great Leap Forward, and each passing season brings ever greater hardship to cities and rural communes alike. Joy must rely on her skill as a painter and Pearl must use her contacts from her decadent childhood in 1930s Shanghai to find a way to safety, and a chance of joy for them both. Haunting, passionate and heartbreakingly real, this is the unforgettable new novel by the internationally acclaimed Lisa See.

Shanghai Girls and Dreams of Joy: Two Bestselling Novels


Author: Lisa See

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0812985478

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

View: 1757

Across two critically acclaimed linked novels, now together in this eBook bundle, Lisa See unfolds a captivating saga of the bonds between women—mothers and daughters, sisters and friends—while illuminating the events of China’s tumultuous history. SHANGHAI GIRLS “As in Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and Peony in Love, [See] has . . . created ordinary women who, through willfulness and resiliency, accomplish extraordinary things.”—Miami Herald In 1937 Shanghai—the Paris of Asia—twenty-one-year-old Pearl Chin and her younger sister, May, are beautiful, modern, and carefree . . . until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away their wealth. To repay his debts, he must sell the girls as wives to suitors from Los Angeles. As Pearl and May set out from the Chinese countryside to the shores of America, they face impossible choices and confront a life-changing secret, but through it all the two sisters hold fast to who they are—Shanghai girls. DREAMS OF JOY “Astonishing . . . a story with characters who enter a reader’s life, take up residence, and illuminate the myriad decisions and stories that make up human history.”—Los Angeles Times Reeling from newly uncovered family secrets, Pearl’s nineteen-year-old daughter, Joy, runs away to Shanghai in early 1957 to find her birth father—an artist with whom both May and Pearl were once in love. Dazzled by him, and blinded by idealism, Joy throws herself into the New Society of Red China, heedless of the dangers in the Communist regime. Terrified for Joy’s safety, Pearl returns to Shanghai, determined to save her daughter. Yet even as Joy’s and Pearl’s journeys converge, one of the most tragic episodes in China’s history threatens their very lives. Praise for Lisa See “Explores the bonds of sisterhood while powerfully evoking the often nightmarish American immigrant experience.”—USA Today, on Shanghai Girls “As compulsively readable as it is an enlightening journey.”—The Denver Post, on Shanghai Girls “See is a gifted historical novelist. . . . The real love story, the one that’s artfully shown, is between mother and daughter, and aunt and daughter.”—San Francisco Chronicle, on Dreams of Joy “See’s research feels impeccable, and she has created an authentic, visually arresting world.”—The Washington Post, on Dreams of Joy

Tochter des Glücks


Author: Lisa See

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570100301


Page: 495

View: 8245

Die ergreifende Geschichte einer ungewöhnlichen Mutter-Tochter-Beziehung Joy ist in L.A. gross geworden und hat es sich in den Kopf gesetzt, in Shanghai nach ihrem leiblichen Vater zu suchen. Dort erlebt sie die Umbrüche der Kulturrevolution, erkennt aber nicht, wie gefährdet ihr Vater ist. Ein Ausweg für ihn, den Kunstmaler, ist es, der Landbevölkerung Malunterricht zu geben. Joy begleitet ihn begeistert und verliebt sich in einen Bauernsohn. Ihrer Mutter ist bewusst, wie schwierig die Situation geworden ist, sie setzt deshalb alles daran, Joy wieder nach Amerika zu bringen, obwohl Mao Chinas Grenzen geschlossen hat. Lisa See erzählt wieder eine ergreifende Frauengeschichte, ohne sentimental zu werden. Sie beschreibt den grossen Umbruch in China mit den Augen der unwissenden Joy und bringt uns so eines der dramatischsten Kapitel der chinesischen Geschichte nahe. Lisa See, geboren in Paris, aufgewachsen in Los Angeles in Chinatown, entstammt einer chinesisch-amerikanischen Familie. Sie arbeitete dreizehn Jahre lang als Journalistin. Ihr erstes Buch "On Gold Mountain" (dt. "Auf dem Goldenen Berge", 1997) war ein internationaler Bestseller und erhielt 1995 die "Notable Book"-Auszeichnung der New York Times. Als Kuratorin betreut sie mehrere grosse Ausstellungen, die sich mit interkulturellen Beziehungen zwischen Amerika und China beschäftigen. Im Jahr 2001 wurde sie von der Organisation Chinesisch-Amerikanischer Frauen als "National Woman of the Year" ausgezeichnet; im Herbst 2003 erhielt sie den "Chinese American Museum's History Makers Award". Vor vier Jahren hat sie mit ihrem Roman "Der Seidenfächer" einen Weltbestseller geschrieben. Heute lebt sie mit ihrem Mann und ihren beiden Söhnen in Los Angeles.

Töchter aus Shanghai



Author: Lisa See

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 364103423X

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 9360

»Lisa See bringt uns nicht nur die Menschen nahe, sondern eine ganze Kultur.« Arthur Golden, Autor von »Die Geisha« Pearl und May sind verwöhnte Töchter, die das Leben im glitzernden Shanghai der 30er-Jahre genießen, doch der Vater hat sein Vermögen verspielt und verheiratet die beiden nach Amerika. Damit beginnt die Odyssee der zwei Schwestern, deren Schicksal auch in der Neuen Welt aufs Engste miteinander verknüpft bleiben wird. Denn in Los Angeles werden sie von der Familie, in die sie verheiratet worden sind, misstrauisch beäugt. Und das Leben in China Town ist beschwerlich. Lisa See hat mit »Töchter aus Shanghai« einen großen Roman über zwei Schwestern geschrieben, deren Lebensentwürfe nicht unterschiedlicher sein könnten, sind sie doch beste Freundinnen und harte Konkurrentinnen zugleich.

Weaving Dreams

The Joy of Work, The Love of Life


Author: Tami Longaberger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470925904

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 251

View: 8536

Tami Longaberger is CEO of The Longaberger Company, the premier U.S. manufacturer of handcrafted baskets and other home and lifestyle products. With great tenderness, transparency, and candor, this book opens her heart, offering readers a glimpse of her unique “American Dream”—the kind not handed down or given freely—but earned by hard work and fierce tenacity. Whether sharing memories of her impoverished childhood in Appalachia or accounts of reaching out to business women of the Middle East, Longaberger evokes a balanced nostalgia for the sweetness of the past comingled with a passionate call for hope for the future. Weaving Dreams prompts readers to dream bigger, think more broadly, and risk taking the road less traveled in business and in life. The life lessons remind us that we are all much more similar than distinct, that we have much for which to be grateful, and that the love of family is a treasure to be valued above all else. In Weaving Dreams: The Joy of Work, the Love of Life, Tami Longaberger emerges as a clear voice of encouragement and inspiration, challenging us all to live each moment to the fullest.

Royal Princess Academy: Dragon Dreams


Author: Laura Joy Rennert

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101591390

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 3311

This lively chapter book combines the classic fun of a princess story with a modern sensibility and humor Princess Emma is not your typical princess. She doesn't like pink, can't dance, and just can't seem to fit into the Royal Princess Academy mold. Other princesses are excited about the upcoming All-School Princess Contest, but secretly all Emma dreams of is being a dragon rider. When news breaks that dragons in the kingdom are falling ill, Emma resolves to solve the mystery, despite her family's urging to leave such problems to the Royal Council. With her best friend Rapunzel and some unexpected help, not to mention some very un-princess-like maneuvers, Emma just might manage to save her beloved dragons, and possibly even the whole kingdom.

Promised Joy: From Believing in the Head to Knowing in the Heart


Author: Kenneth A. Schmidt

Publisher: Redemption Press

ISBN: 1632322226


Page: 142

View: 6763

You've promised us joy, Lord. Where is it? I'm a good Christian. Where is Your new life? I accepted You years ago, but something's missing. What is it? I'm a church leader, but what does it mean to love God? Kenneth A. Schmidt asked these questions of God and prayed for help. Then he was forced into a position where his studies, knowledge, and good deeds failed him completely. His Christian "goodness" had brought him no joy, but Christ had promised joy. The events following his desperate plea for Christ's help led him to experience both God's love and joy. New life began. Christ's words in John 15:11 were revealed as true, "I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete." When Christ sent out his first disciples, He instructed them to "go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you." This book was written to do exactly that. Ken wants to tell you what the Lord has done for him, hoping that it will be used to bring you new life as well.

Starbright & The Dream Eater


Author: Joy Cowley

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1742288448

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 1155

File note:the advent of sickness is always accompanied by the arrival of a possible cure. There will be born, of human beauty, a child without fear, known as the Bright Star... Dr Jacob Tietz People all over Claircomb are succumbing to a strange illness, thought to be a deadly new virus. But this is no virus - it is a life form so advanced that its intelligence makes a computer look like counting beads. It knows the prophecy, too, and it is hunting down the Bright Star - to destroy her forever. Can Starbright Connor, the town's tomboy and giggly dare-devil, be the chosen one who will save her beloved family? A thriller from the award-winning author of The Silent One, the Shadrach trilogy and Ticket to the Sky Dance.

Dreams & Relationships

Interpret Your Dreams, Understand Your Emotions, and Find Fulfillment


Author: Nicholas Heyneman

Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 144

View: 2552

In the footsteps of Chronicle Book's best-selling Secret Language of Dreams comes this expertly written and gorgeously illustrated guide to understanding what dreams reveal about our relationships with partners, friends, and family. Dreams & Relationships demystifies the hidden symbolism of dreams and shows how closely connected the emotions, anxieties, fears, and fantasies of the dreaming mind are to those exhibited in everyday interactions, offering new insight to any relationship, in good times or bad. Dreams & Relationships is a beautiful and practical tool for enriching valued relationships.

A Dream Deferred, a Joy Achieved

Stories of Struggle and Triumph


Author: Charisse Nesbit

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416575481

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 3440

A Dream Deferred, a Joy Achieved is a positive look at the foster care system through stories of its survivors who show there is hope for the future, even in a system often identified by abuse and neglect. With a unique perspective, this collection of inspiring stories is a testament to the fighting spirit of former foster children, and an inspiration to others currently in the same situation to emerge from the system as successful productive members of society. The stories are true to life, sometimes painful, yet full of hope, revealing those who have graduated and gone on to make the most of their lives, in spite of their challenging beginnings. The stories within A Dream Deferred, a Joy Achieved teach the important lesson that one should never give up, even if circumstances aren't the brightest and opportunity isn't immediately present. Those dreams will still be there in the future, and it is up to the foster children to make the best of their current situations.

Joy, Inspiration, and Hope


Author: Verena Kast

Publisher: Texas A & M University Press


Category: Psychology

Page: 175

View: 6777

"Verena Kast makes the case that not only therapists and analysts but also individuals seeking growth in their own lives should give more attention to the elated emotions. Fear of excess (mania) and analytic preoccupation with grief, anxiety, and depression have together caused joy and hope to be shunned as a focus in individuation (the process toward wholeness). Joy answers the human need for elated feeling and meaning in our lives, a need which is often filled in modern society by secularized parodies of religious ecstasy, such as addiction and compulsiveness." "Kast suggests simple techniques for recapturing our joy through development of an autobiography of joy. Using this approach, we can discover what gives us joy personally, how we can best experience joy, and how and why we choke off our joy. By viewing joy, inspiration, and hope as core emotions in our being, we open ourselves to greater wholeness and fuller life."--BOOK JACKET.

The Dream Child


Author: Meghan Stewart

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595281885

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 168

View: 6791

Pain. How does one deal with that deep down, tragically destructive pain that comes when he does what he sincerely believes God would have him do, only to watch his world crumble? In this book I share about our experience of adopting a child and dealing with the deadly syndrome labeled "Reactive Attachment Disorder." It is a simple label--but the consequences of this syndrome are far reaching. We claim the promise that "All things work together for good to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose." Yet, there remains that question. Can His love truly redeem even this situation?

Dreamwork Uncovered

How Dreams Can Create Inner Harmony, Peace and Joy


Author: Marina Quattrocchi

Publisher: Insomniac Press

ISBN: 189741501X

Category: Psychology

Page: 253

View: 8402

Everyone has the innate ability to understand their dreams. We dream to gain the insight and awareness needed to work through issues, fears, challenges and personal demons, to understand our destiny, and to receive daily guidance in fulfilling our unique roles in life. This book gives readers the tools to begin journalling dreams, becoming aware of common symbols, understanding the meaning of dreams, and knowing intuitively whether this meaning is correct. Dreamwork Uncovered shows us that dreams can create inner harmony, peace and joy.

The Messiah Seed


Author: Story Waters

Publisher: Limitlessness Publishing

ISBN: 0976506203

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 152

View: 6285

By empowering readers to release the limiting beliefs in which they have become caged, this powerful handbook reveals the self as being "that which chooses"--a unique, unlimited, self-determining expression.

Joy and Sorrow...You Lead the Way

A Memoir


Author: Dean Carter

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477113908

Category: Self-Help

Page: 108

View: 4459

Joy and Sorrow ...You Lead the Way The stories are about the journey the author takes as she remembers and shares with the reader her experiences from the tender age of three through to adulthood. Woven through in precise detail are the lives and deaths of close family members. Each member carries her along in depth as she travels through her own road of life. The stories describe how every event influences and impacts her life to the extent of profoundly shaping who she eventually becomes. The writer observes from three years of age to adulthood how various family members live and eventually meet their deaths. The saga first began with her standing and watching in the doorway as she sees her mother rocking her sixth month old baby brother in her arms while he labors to take each breath. His little arm goes limp and falls to his side as he takes his last breath. She witnesses the tears streaming down her mothers face. Thus the stories slowly but surely unfold carrying the reader grippingly right into the life of the author as she shares her Joys and Sorrow ...as she leads the way. Death is a season we all must pass through. And just like flowers, God awakens us to ... So why should we grieve when our love ones die For well meet them again in a cloudless sky. By Big mike