Books
2:16 pm
Wed May 13, 2009

New Letters on the Air: Lisa See

Our recognition of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month features Lisa See, the author of the bestselling novel "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan," and the soon to be released "Shanghai Girls."

Kansas City, MO – In this interview, See talks about her first book, "On Gold Mountain," her family memoir about life in Los Angeles' Chinatown, where her Chinese great-grandfather founded a very successful curio shop and married a woman of European descent to begin his American family. See also discusses her 2007 novel, "Peony in Love," loosely based on the 17th century Chinese opera "The Peony Pavilion," about a girl who starves herself rather than face an arranged marriage.


Listen here until May 27, 2009.

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