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Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter

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ISBN13: 9780385327077
ISBN10: 0385327072
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A riveting memoir of a girl's painful coming-of-age in a wealthy Chinese family during the 1940s.

A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In Chinese Cinderella, 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. Adeline's affluent, powerful family considers her bad luck after her mother dies giving birth to her. Life does not get any easier when her father remarries. She and her siblings are subjected to the disdain of her stepmother, while her stepbrother and stepsister are spoiled. Although Adeline wins prizes at school, they are not enough to compensate for what she really yearns for — the love and understanding of her family.

Following the success of the critically acclaimed adult bestseller Falling Leaves, this memoir is a moving telling of the classic Cinderella story, with Adeline Yen Mah providing her own courageous voice.

About the Author

Adeline Yen Mah is a writer and physician.

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fonua275, August 10, 2006 (view all comments by fonua275)
I found that this book was something similar to the movie Memoirs of a Geisha.

My son attends Southern Cross Campus-Auckland NZ and he found the book very upsetting in a way we as Maoris in NZ the upbringing, the abuse both mentally and physically.

He passed with flying credits.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385327077
Subtitle:
The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter
Author:
Mah, Adeline Yen
Publisher:
Delacorte Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - General
Subject:
China
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
Ethnic - Other
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Chinese americans
Subject:
Women physicians
Subject:
China Social life and customs Juvenile literature.
Subject:
Women physicians -- California -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Publication Date:
September 1999
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.55x5.80x.84 in. .81 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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Young Adult » Nonfiction » Biographies

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