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On Gold Mountain: The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family

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12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

A Fantastic Read

On Gold Mountain is a memoir of Lisa See's family over the last century. It is a work of non-fiction, however it reads very, very much like a fiction novel; thanks to Lisa See's writing. From a historical standpoint, it provides a history of immigration of the Chinese t...
On Gold Mountain is a memoir of Lisa See's family over the last century. It is a work of non-fiction, however it reads very, very much like a fiction novel; thanks to Lisa See's writing. From a historical standpoint, it provides a history of immigration of the Chinese to California,and the trials and obstacles for those who came to Gold Mountain. I am very surprised that there are so few reviews of this book. I would highly recommend this book to readers who enjoy an outstanding book. If you have read Lisa See's other books and liked them, I would definitely recommend this one. As you read this book, you can't help being drawn into the See family, and you establish an emotional connection with them. Heck, by the end of the book, I felt that I was a member of the See family. It was extremely helpful that Lisa See had a family tree in the front of the book; to delineate the numerous members of the family. It's truly a great read!

posted by 1530715 on July 23, 2009

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2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Interesting view into early US/California history

Not well written but offers a unique and personal view of prejudices and early California/U.S. history. See's grandmother (or greatgrandmother-can't remember, it's been a while since i read it) must have been a fascinating and strong female in a time when women were not...
Not well written but offers a unique and personal view of prejudices and early California/U.S. history. See's grandmother (or greatgrandmother-can't remember, it's been a while since i read it) must have been a fascinating and strong female in a time when women were not expected to be smart, opinionated or strong-willed.

posted by Anonymous on May 5, 2006

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  • Posted May 31, 2013

    If you love History

    this novel was not up the Lisa See's novels. I found it rather light on story. It did not grab and keep my attention. Not up to her other novels I have read.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted June 30, 2012

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