Eighth Moon: The True Story of a Young Girl's Life in Communist China
6 journalers for this copy...
Sansan of Tientsin, China, was separated from her parents when she was a one-year-old baby, and was not to see them again for sixteen years. This is her own brave, funny, often heartbreaking tale of her extraordinary ordeal growing up--the years of backbreaking labor, the terrible hunger, the small, fleeting joys, and her final daring journey across an unknown border to a triumphant reunion with her true family.
This copy is a bit old and the pages are tanning.
Rec'd via mail today. Thanks Kafka! That was pretty fast service you mailed on the 18th and I rec'd it on the 21st. I'm looking forward to reading this one. Placing it near the top of Mt. TBR.
"Eighth Moon" was a very compelling story of "Sansan" a young chinese girl struggling through life in communist China. It's amazing what one can endure and keep on keeping on. I was very pleased with the story's ending.
Promised to Muffin77
Journal Entry 4
Postal Release in -- Mailed, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Friday, September 12, 2003
Release planned for Monday, September 15, 2003
at Postal Release
in USPS, postal release USA.
Releasing to Muffin77. I hope you enjoy the book.
What a surprise to receive this book =:o))) - Thanks a lot - will be reading it soon (I hope) !!!
Edit Oct 28th:
I will definitely read this book VERY soon since it's already promised to *BookBud* and then to *Morgail*!!!
I read this short book within a couple of hours and although I grew up in former East Germany (which was socialist/communist as well) I can not say that I experienced the same. I didn't live when our part of Germany fell under the Russians so I don't know how the beginning was but I doubt it was like that. By chance I will ask my Mom (who was very little back then)... I liked the book even though it's written in 1964 - old books don't have to be bad. I think Sansan was very brave when she went on her journey...
Journal Entry 7
Sent to fellow bookcrosser (Frankfurt/Oder) in -- Per Post geschickt/ Persönlich weitergegeben --, Brandenburg Germany on Tuesday, November 04, 2003
Released on Tuesday, November 04, 2003
at Sent to fellow bookcrosser
in Frankfurt (Oder), Brandenburg Germany.
Sent to *BookBud* today - enjoy!!!
Received in the post in Bonnie Scotland on Thurs. 6th November from Muffin77. Danke schön!
An account of a girl's life in Communist China up to the age of 17. What I found most interesting was that it related to life in the 50s and early 60s, i.e. *before* the Cultural Revolution, giving us a glimpse of conditions different from those described in later memoirs.
Received in the mail today. Thanks bookbud for sending it to me.
I can't believe I waited so long to read this one. It's very short & is a quick read. I enjoyed the story, although the narrator had a tendency to repeat incidental facts.
Accepted by tenneh through the BookRelay (Keep them Moving relay).
Journal Entry 12
mail in Louisville, post office -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Released 13 yrs ago (4/27/2006 UTC) at mail in Louisville, post office -- Controlled Releases
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
My release #10 for the Keep Them Moving Challenge 2006.
Mailing to tenneh who accepted the book from the BookRelay.