Falling Leaves Return to Their Roots: The True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter
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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"
Arrived today. Thank you!
I'm cleaning out my bookshelves. I'm going to find a new home for this one. :)
Sending as a Bookrelay to infostermom. Enjoy!
Received today from a book relay. Thanks!
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.
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.
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.
Released 13 yrs ago (7/21/2008 UTC) at
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This book is going to Finland next, me soon after.
This book arrived safely in Finland, I hope the sender did too ;-)
Looking forward to reading the book, as does my wife!
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.