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ISBN10: 0141304871
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Adapted by the author from her original for-adults memoir, "Falling Leaves", Yen-Mah tells the true story of her upbringing in China in the 1940s and 50s with the emotional power of a novel, vividly describing how she survived mental and physical cruelty at the hands of her stepmother and siblings before eventually escaping to study in England. "A vivid portrait of the human capacity for meanness, malice and love" Jung Chang, author of "Wild Swans". Readership level: 11+.

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The story of a Chinese woman and how she suffered appalling emotional deprivation and rejection by her family as a child growing up in China and Hong Kong. She tells of the consequences in her adult life, above which she rose to make a happy marriage and become a successful doctor in the USA.

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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.

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mimagirl, August 24, 2006 (view all comments by mimagirl)
Chinese Cinderella is a heart-wrenching and sorrowful tale of a young girl growing up in a classic Cinderella setting. Treated harshly by her step-mother and ignored by her father, Adeline's life seems doomed to perpetual sadness. Every time something arrives to lighten up her life, it is taken away from her. She has to deal with loneliness and despair, but throughout the story she never gives up hope, that someday, somehow, things will get better.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780141304878
Author:
MAH, ADELINE YEN
Publisher:
Puffin Bks
Location:
N
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
ABRIDGED ED
Series:
PUFFIN TEENAGE BOOKS
Publication Date:
19990902
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
198 x 129 in.

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Product details 256 pages Puffin, - English 9780141304878 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The story of a Chinese woman and how she suffered appalling emotional deprivation and rejection by her family as a child growing up in China and Hong Kong. She tells of the consequences in her adult life, above which she rose to make a happy marriage and become a successful doctor in the USA.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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