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Week of February 6, 2012

In DREAMS OF JOY, Lisa See returns to the story of sisters Pearl and May from SHANGHAI GIRLS, and Pearl’s strong-willed 19-year-old daughter Joy, who runs away to Shanghai in early 1957 to find her birth father.

In Helen Schulman THIS BEAUTIFUL LIFE, 15-year-old Jake Bergamot receives --- and then forwards to a friend --- a sexually explicit video that an eighth-grade admirer sent to him. The video goes viral within hours, and the scandal that ensues threatens to shatter his family and his world.