Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter

by Adeline Yen Mah | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0385740077 Global Overview for this book
Registered by AlterEgoZoe of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA on 4/10/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by AlterEgoZoe from Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, April 10, 2018
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Amazon Editorial Review
A riveting memoir of a girl's painful coming-of-age in a wealthy Chinese family during the 1940s.

A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In Chinese Cinderella, Adeline Yen Mah returns to her roots to tell the story of her painful childhood and her ultimate triumph and courage in the face of despair. Adeline's affluent, powerful family considers her bad luck after her mother dies giving birth to her. Life does not get any easier when her father remarries. She and her siblings are subjected to the disdain of her stepmother, while her stepbrother and stepsister are spoiled. Although Adeline wins prizes at school, they are not enough to compensate for what she really yearns for -- the love and understanding of her family.

Following the success of the critically acclaimed adult bestseller Falling Leaves, this memoir is a moving telling of the classic Cinderella story, with Adeline Yen Mah providing her own courageous voice. Includes 6-page photo insert.

Journal Entry 2 by wingSpatialwing at Moneta, Virginia USA on Monday, November 12, 2018
Selecting from the Far East Bookbox Round 3.

Sounds like such a sad story. I'm hoping it will have an uplifting ending!

Journal Entry 3 by wingSpatialwing at Moneta, Virginia USA on Monday, December 24, 2018
Tears. So many tears. Adeline Yen Mah had such a hard childhood. Her only bright spots were her grandfather, an aunt, and school. But those bright areas do not equal that child abuse did not happen. I can’t even go into it any further. Glad she was so strong to make it through everything and find her own happy ending.

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