Dreams of Joy is the sequel to the hugely successful Shanghai Girls. In it, Joy runs away to Communist China to find her biological father and to connect with her roots. She discovers that life in the country is vastly different from what she expected. China, during the “Great Leap Forward” proves to be a challenge to her will to live. Pearl, her mother/aunt, follows her to China and eventually helps her to escape.
Leatherby Libraries Call Number: McNaughton
1st Floor McNaughton Collection
Review submitted by: Cathy Elliott, Law Library
Rating: Highly Recommended