Falling Leaves Return to Their Roots: The True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter

by Adeline Yen Mah | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0140265988 Global Overview for this book
Registered by rem_XIV-590003 on 5/13/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by rem_XIV-590003 on Friday, May 13, 2005
Synopsis: "Adeline Yen Mah's childhood in China during the civil war was a time of fear, isolation and humiliation. The cause of this was not political upheaval but systematic emotional and physical abuse by her step-mother and siblings, and rejection by her father. Falling Leaves is the story of a 'Fifth Younger Daughter' and her determination to survive the pain of a lonely childhood"

Journal Entry 2 by rem_XIV-590003 on Tuesday, July 19, 2005
Sending to lauraloo29 as part of the International Reverse Wishlist relay.

Journal Entry 3 by lauraloo29 from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, October 5, 2005
Arrived today. Thank you!

Journal Entry 4 by lauraloo29 from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Saturday, September 2, 2006
I'm cleaning out my bookshelves. I'm going to find a new home for this one. :)

Journal Entry 5 by lauraloo29 from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Sending as a Bookrelay to infostermom. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 6 by infostermom from Valparaiso, Indiana USA on Friday, November 10, 2006
Received today from a book relay. Thanks!

Journal Entry 7 by infostermom from Valparaiso, Indiana USA on Sunday, January 7, 2007
This book was not what I thought it was going to be. I thought it would focus on her childhood. In reality about half the book was about her childhood. The other half was about her adulthood and sibling issues. It also had alot about Chinese history. By the end I grew tired of the family disowning each other and disinheriting each other.

Journal Entry 8 by infostermom from Valparaiso, Indiana USA on Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Sent out as a book relay

Journal Entry 9 by AgdaAgulina from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Well this was a LOVELY suprise. I accepted the book in the very last days of bookrelay, and thought it didn´t work out. Last friday I got home very very late, and even somewhat upset, and there it was a book waiting in my postbox! Wonderful. It made a long and slow way, but found me. Thank you very much infostermom!

Many years ago I saw this book in a bookstore and got interested. When I returned there next time, I couldn´t find the book again, neither remembered the name correctly. And here I have my another possibility. Looking forward to read it finally.

Journal Entry 10 by AgdaAgulina from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, January 28, 2008
This book suprised me in how fast I actually read it, and how it kept my interest - even though as such it didn´t especially interest me. It was fascinating for me to have a look to China, the ways of living, the games of mah-jong... I found the book most interesting when it was about Adeline´s childhood, later I was questioning in my mind why the book was actually written. True stories, I quess, are never really true stories, but just one side of a story.

However, I am very happy I finally "met" this book again, after the cover caught me so long time ago. Thank you for sharing this! I read "Falling Leaves" also as a part of a challenge of finnish bookcrossers in digging deep in to TBR-piles. Now I am looking forward to release the book again.

Journal Entry 11 by AgdaAgulina at on Monday, July 21, 2008

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This book is going to Finland next, me soon after.

Journal Entry 12 by hippolein from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Thursday, July 24, 2008
This book arrived safely in Finland, I hope the sender did too ;-)

Looking forward to reading the book, as does my wife!

Journal Entry 13 by Ahava from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Thursday, November 13, 2008
Totally surprisingly hippolein handed this out to me in our Helsinki meet-up. I wish I can arrange myself enough time to read through the touchy story.

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