Dreams of Joy – by Lisa See – #bookreview

A rich and deeply interesting way to understand the history of Communist China – through multiple generations of one family’s story. Awarded four stars on Goodreads.

dreamsofjoyIt’s the time of the communist revolution in China, 1949. All the hope, idealism, and dedication of the revolutionaries fall short when basic human nature comes into play. Revolutionary heroes turn out to be flawed, weak and petty and, not surprisingly, love is what really matters.

Exceptionally well written and a pleasure to read. This book is the sequel to Shanghai Girls. And I suggest you read them in order.

More about the author, Lisa See.

You may be interested in my reviews of other Lisa See novels:

Shanghai Girls

China Dolls

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane