Eighth Moon: The True Story of a Young Girl's Life in Communist China

by Sansan Lord | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0380636778 Global Overview for this book
Registered by kafka of Phoenix, Arizona USA on 8/16/2003
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by kafka from Phoenix, Arizona USA on Saturday, August 16, 2003
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.

Journal Entry 2 by Betsy-STL from St. Louis, Missouri USA on Thursday, August 21, 2003
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.

Journal Entry 3 by Betsy-STL from St. Louis, Missouri USA on Tuesday, September 02, 2003
"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 by Betsy-STL at 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.

Journal Entry 5 by Muffin77 from Leipzig, Sachsen Germany on Tuesday, October 07, 2003
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*!!!

Journal Entry 6 by Muffin77 from Leipzig, Sachsen Germany on Tuesday, November 04, 2003
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...

Released on Tuesday, November 04, 2003 at Sent to fellow bookcrosser in Frankfurt (Oder), Brandenburg Germany.

Sent to *BookBud* today - enjoy!!!

Journal Entry 8 by BookBud from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, November 06, 2003
Received in the post in Bonnie Scotland on Thurs. 6th November from Muffin77. Danke schön!

Journal Entry 9 by BookBud from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, November 10, 2003
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.

Journal Entry 10 by Morgail from Louisville, Kentucky USA on Wednesday, January 14, 2004
Received in the mail today. Thanks bookbud for sending it to me.
TBR soon...

Journal Entry 11 by Morgail from Louisville, Kentucky USA on Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Image hosting by Photobucket 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 by Morgail at 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



Image hosting by Photobucket My release #10 for the Keep Them Moving Challenge 2006.

Mailing to tenneh who accepted the book from the BookRelay.

Journal Entry 13 by tenneh from Verdon, Nebraska USA on Monday, May 01, 2006
Received today - thanks!

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