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Lisa See's "Shanghai Girls" sequel, "Dreams of Joy" ... or "Joy Has Two Mommies"

by John Rabe | Off-Ramp

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Author Lisa See (far right) with (L-R) Producer Wendi Murdoch, actress Li Bingbing, director Wayne Wang, and producer Florence Sloan, at a screening of Fox Searchlights' "Snowflower and the Secret Fan" on July 11, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

UPDATE: "Dreams of Joy" comes out in paperback Tuesday, and See will be touring to support the book. Here's our interview from July, 2011.

If you read Lisa See's "Shanghai Girls" and couldn't believe the NYT bestselling author would leave you with such a cliffhanger - Joy running away to Communist China leaving her mother and aunt in anguish - it's payback time. And payback is the historically rich and impossible to put down See-quel, "Dreams of Joy," which follows Joy and Pearl to China during the so- called Great Leap Forward.

Off-Ramp host John Rabe went to Chinatown to talk with See about the new book, and about the movie version of her novel "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan."

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