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Spring Moon
by Bette Bao Lord | Literature & Fiction
Registered by brewski of Markham, Ontario Canada on 11/25/2003
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by brewski from Markham, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, November 25, 2003

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Paperback edition with an all-black textured cover.

From 500 Great Books by Women; review by Erica Bauermeister
Spring Moon is a big and engrossing novel, the literary equivalent of a rich, indulgent dessert. Spanning five generations of a Chinese family, the book illuminates the social and political upheavals of late nineteenth- and twentieth-century China through its focus on Spring Moon, the cherished, if headstrong daughter of the wealthy and powerful house of Chang. Spring Moon's feet are bound when she is seven, and when she screams in pain she is told "'It is for your own good, child... No matter how beautiful, how rich, how filial, no man will marry feet that flop like a yellow pike." But although she is part of a household that continues the old traditions, Spring Moon is determined to learn to read and soon becomes the favorite of her uncle, who once studied in America. The love that develops between them and continues despite their marriages to others threatens many of the traditions and codes of honor that are the foundation of the house of Chang. Their affair raises in microcosm many of the ethical controversies faced by a changing China, and as the generations pass, as large and illustrious households disappear, as a mother's secret and personal transgressions are replaced by her daughter's open rebellion and revolutionary fervor, we witness the immense changes in China on both an intimate and grand scale. 

Journal Entry 2 by brewski from Markham, Ontario Canada on Saturday, November 29, 2003

8 out of 10

This was a really interesting book that follows the Chang Clan through five generations. The writing seems to draw you in and make you feel as if you are part of the Chang Clan as well. I found this quite enjoyable as I couldn't resist turning page after page to see what would happen next. 

Journal Entry 3 by brewski at York Central Hospital in Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada on Thursday, December 11, 2003

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Released on Thursday, December 11, 2003 at York Central Hospital in Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada.

Left in the TV room in the maternity ward.

It was last seen in the Previously Read novels for $1 bookcart in the Gift Shop. 

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