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'The Downstairs Girl' Faces Difficult History With Joy And Style

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'The Downstairs Girl' Faces Difficult History With Joy And Style

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In her previous works of historical fiction, Stacey Lee offered readers a Chinese-American perspective on the Old West and turn-of-the-century San Francisco. Now, with The Downstairs Girl, she turns to the post-Reconstruction era South. As a Chinese girl living in late 19th century Atlanta, Ga., Jo …

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