Book Reviews of On Gold Mountain: The 100-Year Odyssey of a Chinese-American Family

On Gold Mountain: The 100-Year Odyssey of a Chinese-American Family
On Gold Mountain The 100-Year Odyssey of a Chinese-American Family
Author: Lisa See
ISBN-13: 9780312119973
ISBN-10: 0312119976
Publication Date: 8/1995
Pages: 394
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed On Gold Mountain: The 100-Year Odyssey of a Chinese-American Family on + 17 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Outstanding author's first published book, a memoir of her Chinese-American family. Includes interesting stories of Los Angeles' Chinatown. See gives a very honest examination of family secrets, interesting historical details of the lives of immigrants, fascinating family anecdotes, and the meeting of two cultures.
reviewed On Gold Mountain: The 100-Year Odyssey of a Chinese-American Family on
Helpful Score: 2
From the cover: When she was a girl, Lisa See spent summers in her family's antique store in Chinatown. There, her grandmother and great-aunt told her intriguing, colorful stories of her family's past.
As an adult, Lisa spent five years collecting her family's stories. The result is a vivid, sweeping family portrait that is at once particular and universal, telling the story not only of one family, but of the Chinese people in America.
I found this book both interesting and fascinating. I loved reading and learning about the Chinese culture.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a fabulous tale of Lisa See's family and their journey from china to the US, better known as Gold Mountain. The characters are bigger than life and if it weren't biographical, you could swear that the author had a great ability to tell a story. This book is engaging for the reader from cover to cover.