Los Angeles-based author Lisa See will be reading from her book “Shanghai Girls” (Random House, 2009), which is now out in paperback. The book is about two Chinese sisters who grow up in comfort in 1930s Shanghai until their father gambled away the family wealth. He then sells his daughters to suitors from America, and they travel to Los Angeles to begin new lives.

WHERE: Longfellow Books, 1 Monument Way, Portland. 772-4045

WHEN: 7 p.m. Monday