09-08-2007 02:23 PM
So I was wondering, do you have bookplates that you send out? Some of us in this club with you this month would really enjoy that if you do.
I do have bookplates and I'd be happy to sign some for you. I'm sure you don't want to put your address here in such a public place, but please feel free to write to me through my web site, which is www.LisaSee.com. There's a place there where you can write to me directly. I'm the only one who sees those e-mails, so you don't have to worry about anyone else seeing your address.
09-08-2007 02:25 PM
Hi, I am from California and have become a Lisa See addict. I used to teach California history, and On Gold Mountain was an incredible story of California "immigrants". I thought Snow Flower would be a hard one to follow, but Peony in Love is an outstanding read. I absolutely loved the character development. I am planning a trip to China in December, and Lisa's books give me such a wonderful perspective of the culture (much different than what is in the press right now). I also love your mysteries Lisa! Thank you for writing such compelling books.
Where are you going in China? Winter can be sooooooo cold! (Especially if you're from California. We're so pathetic when it comes to really cold weather.)
09-18-2007 10:14 PM
09-19-2007 02:44 PM
Hi I'm someone who loves to be part of book club discussions and came across this book on the B&N website so I decided to join in on the fun. I read an excerpt of the book and wanted to keep reading it! I love learning about cultures and the lives of women and what was available to them/us in years past and this book captured me. I am a big fan of Amy Tan and Joy Luck Club is my favorite novel - thus far anyway I am looking for some book gal pals to chat with and look forward to interacting with you. And, it's very cool to hear from the author too!
Welcome! It's nice to have you.
Amy is not only a wonderful writer, but she's also a terrific woman and friend. I love her!
09-28-2007 03:01 PM
My interest in Lisa's books came from studies in some connected Chinese arts; Feng Shui, Taiji, Qi-Gung. I was lucky enough to have visited West Lake in China a few years ago. Our trip was very much tourist guided and I did not have a chance to really talk with many local people.
I was horrified by the descriptions of the foot binding. As a very young girl I would look at photos of women in there tiny shoes and never gave a thought as to how they got so small. I wear a size 9 so you can imagine how dainty those small shoes looked. This year I was treated for breast cancer and am now in the process of treatment. I am more than horrified, actually there is no word to describe how I am upset by some of what I have seen and heard in the treatment rooms, support groups and so called Women's Health Forums. Some meetings that were billed as Women's Health, were nothing more than advertisements for Breast "Reconstruction", most focused on making Perky, Young Looking, Better than before the disease. Some advocated doing surgery on the Healthy side so it would look as good as the new, Reconstruction. Very little was said about Health, finding a cure, or what was best for the patient. In addition, many young girls are being advised to have a double mastectomy and massive surgical reconstruction in case they get inherited cancer.
I have read all of Lisa's books and am awaiting the next. I also am hoping that in the future she will have the time to write about some of the stories of woman in the Western world. They are not that different from the ancient stories of the Chinese woman.
I would also like to urge everyone to attend Lisa's book signings when she is in your area, as she is a powerful, wonderful speaker.