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A Kind Voice

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Tonight’s guest is Los Angeles based author, Lisa See, who is a New York Times bestselling author for her novel Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, Shanghai Girls, and Dreams of Joy. Her most recent novel, China Dolls, also became an instant New York Times bestseller. China Dolls is about three friends who perform in the so-called Chop-Suey Circuit of Chinese-American nightclubs during the 1930s and 1940s. The Washington Post commented, “This emotional, informative and brilliant page-turner resonates with resilience and humanity.” Ms. See is also the author of On Gold Mountain, which is tells the story of her Chinese American family’s settlement in Los Angeles. Ms. See serves as a Los Angeles City Commissioner on the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Monument Authority. In 2000, she curated the exhibition On Gold Mountain: A Chinese American Experience at the Autry Museum, which weaved four generations of family heritage into the broader historical development of Los Angeles’ Chinatown. In addition, she designed a neighborhood walking tour of L.A.’s Chinatown and wrote the companion guidebook for Angels Walk L.A. to celebrate the opening of the MTA’s Chinatown station. Ms. See was honored as National Woman of the Year by the Organization of Chinese American Women in 2001 and was the recipient of the Chinese American Museum’s History Makers Award in fall 2003. You can find her work and current schedule at the following links, www.LisaSee.com and Facebook.com/LisaSee

Hosted by Jason Lawrence