On Gold Mountain: The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of a Chinese-American Family by Lisa See [in What Do I Read Next? Multicultural Literature]
Lisa See’s great-great-grandfather arrived in the U.S. from China more than 100 years ago, followed by his son who eventually became one of the most successful Chinese American antiques merchants. The Fong See family history, spanning over a century, is filled with colorful stories of immigrants, multiple wives, concubines, interracial marriages, and more.
Through telling her family’s story, See also provides a historical context of the Chinese American experience.