Synopses & Reviews
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+.
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.
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.