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Book Falling Leaves

Download or read book Falling Leaves written by Adeline Yen Mah and published by Crown. This book was released on 1999-04-06 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The emotionally wrenching yet ultimately uplifting memoir of a Chinese woman struggling to win the love and acceptance of her family. Born in 1937 in a port city a thousand miles north of Shanghai, Adeline Yen Mah was the youngest child of an affluent Chinese family who enjoyed rare privileges during a time of political and cultural upheaval. But wealth and position could not shield Adeline from a childhood of appalling emotional abuse at the hands of a cruel and manipulative stepmother. Determined to survive through her enduring faith in family unity, Adeline struggled for independence as she moved from Hong Kong to England and eventually to the United States to become a physician and writer. A compelling, painful, and ultimately triumphant story of a girl's journey into adulthood, Adeline's story is a testament to the most basic of human needs: acceptance, love, and understanding. With a powerful voice that speaks of the harsh realities of growing up female in a family and society that kept girls in emotional chains, Falling Leaves is a work of heartfelt intimacy and a rare authentic portrait of twentieth-century China. "Riveting. A marvel of memory. Poignant proof of the human will to endure." —Amy Tan

Book Chinese Cinderella

Download or read book Chinese Cinderella written by Adeline Yen Mah and published by Laurel Leaf. This book was released on 2009-05-06 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: More than 800,000 copies in print! From the author of critically acclaimed and bestselling memoir Falling Leaves, this is a poignant and moving true account of her childhood, growing up as an unloved daughter in 1940s China. A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In her own courageous voice, Adeline Yen Mah returns to her roots to tell the story of her painful childhood and her ultimate triumph in the face of despair. Adeline's affluent, powerful family considers her bad luck after her mother dies giving birth to her, and life does not get any easier when her father remarries. Adeline and her siblings are subjected to the disdain of her stepmother, while her stepbrother and stepsister are spoiled with gifts and attention. 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. Like the classic Cinderella story, this powerful memoir is a moving story of resilience and hope. Includes an Author's Note, a 6-page photo insert, a historical note, and the Chinese text of the original Chinese Cinderella. A PW BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AN ALA-YALSA BEST BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTS “One of the most inspiring books I have ever read.” –The Guardian

Book Falling Leaves Return to Their Roots

Download or read book Falling Leaves Return to Their Roots written by Adeline Yen Mah and published by . This book was released on 1999 with total page 343 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Set against the turbulent political times and the collision of East and West in 1930's China, this autobiography describes the complexities of Adeline Yen Mah's relationships with her stepmother and siblings, and the trauma of her parents' deaths.

Book Falling Leaves

    Book Details:
  • Author : Adeline Yen Mah
  • Publisher : Claremont
  • Release : 2003-06
  • ISBN : 9780734305671
  • Pages : 288 pages

Download or read book Falling Leaves written by Adeline Yen Mah and published by Claremont. This book was released on 2003-06 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Falling Leaves

Download or read book Falling Leaves written by Adeline Yen Mah and published by . This book was released on 1999 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The story of how an unwanted Chinese daughter survived the pain and abuse directed at her after her mother's death at her birth.

Book Falling Leaves Return to Their Roots

Download or read book Falling Leaves Return to Their Roots written by Adeline Yen Mah and published by . This book was released on 1999 with total page 343 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The autobiography of a Chinese woman growing up, unwanted, in a wealthy Shanghai family, in the midst of political turmoil. Beaten by her siblings, harshly treated by her stepmother and finally sent away to school, this is a true story of neglect. Yet it is written with the suspense and emotional force of a novel, set against a backdrop of collision between the East and West and, in the eloquence of its telling and the dignity of its indomitable protagonist, is finally uplifting.

Book Falling Leaves Return to Their Roots

Download or read book Falling Leaves Return to Their Roots written by Adeline Yen Mah and published by . This book was released on 1997 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After Adeline's mother died, her affluent father remarried a French-Chinese teenager, Niang, and the family moved to Shanghai where they lived in a large house in the middle of the French Concession. During this time, the 1930s, when everything western in treaty ports such as Shanghai was deemed superior to anything Chinese, Niang was the ultimate status symbol and Adeline's father was besotted.

Book Watching the Tree to Catch a Hare

Download or read book Watching the Tree to Catch a Hare written by Adeline Yen Mah and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2001 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Author of bestselling 'Falling Leaves' weaves together for the same audience her own personal experiences with the best of Chinese philosophy.

Book Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society

Download or read book Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society written by Adeline Yen Mah and published by Allen & Unwin. This book was released on 2004 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An exciting fantasy adventure based on a true incident that took place in China during the Second World War. It is inspired by the many stories Adeline Yen Mah wrote as a schoolgirl in Shanghai to escape the lonliness of her own childhood. Ages 12+

Book Chinese Cinderella

    Book Details:
  • Author : Estelle Kleinman
  • Publisher : Learning Links
  • Release : 2006-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780767535489
  • Pages : 38 pages

Download or read book Chinese Cinderella written by Estelle Kleinman and published by Learning Links. This book was released on 2006-01-01 with total page 38 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Use Novel-Ties ® study guides as your total guided reading program. Reproducible pages in chapter-by-chapter format provide you with the right questions to ask, the important issues to discuss, and the organizational aids that help students get the most out of each book they read.

Book Falling Leaves

    Book Details:
  • Author : Adeline Yen Mah
  • Publisher : Longman
  • Release : 2001
  • ISBN : 9780582438408
  • Pages : 73 pages

Download or read book Falling Leaves written by Adeline Yen Mah and published by Longman. This book was released on 2001 with total page 73 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Adeline Yen Mah's childhood in China during the civil war was a time of fear, isolation and humiliation. This was not caused by the upheaval of war but by the cruelty she suffered at the hands of members of her own family. The moving true story of a young girl's determination to survive the pain of a lonely childhood.

Book Falling Leaves

    Book Details:
  • Author : Adeline Yen Mah
  • Publisher : Turtleback Books
  • Release : 1999
  • ISBN : 9780613169295
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book Falling Leaves written by Adeline Yen Mah and published by Turtleback Books. This book was released on 1999 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Chinese aphorism "falling leaves return to their roots" captures the essence of the psychological journey Adeline Yen Mah undertook when she decided to confront, and recount, her life story. Adeline's years of mental and physical abuse began when her mother died shortly after giving birth to her, leaving Adeline to suffer under a cold and manipulative stepmother whose sadistic acts were never questioned by her husband. Adeline's only refuge was her beloved Aunt Baba, a remarkable woman who rebelled against traditional Chinese custom, founded the Shanghai Women's bank, and lavished encouragement and affection on her niece. Eventually Adeline traveled to London to study medicine, then made a new life for herself in the United States. But her horrific childhood continued to haunt her, until at last she was able to examine and accept her roots. With a powerful voice that illuminates the complexities of Chinese society and family relationships throughout all cultures, Falling Leaves is a work of startling, heartfelt intimacy.

Book Eating Wildly

Download or read book Eating Wildly written by Ava Chin and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2016-09-13 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chin, who writes the "Wild Edibles" column for the New York Times, goes looking for love, blackberries, and wild garlic in this wildly uneven, yet warmly exhilarating memoir. Trekking through Central Park and other urban beaten paths and backyards, Chin leads us on a journey of discovery as she searches for the tender shoots poking through cement cracks and hardy wild plants resisting winter's bite.--

Book Leaving Mother Lake

Download or read book Leaving Mother Lake written by Yang Erche Namu and published by Little, Brown. This book was released on 2007-09-03 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The haunting memoir of a girl growing up in the Moso country in the Himalayas -- a unique matrilineal society. But even in this land of women, familial tension is eternal. Namu is a strong-willed daughter, and conflicts between her and her rebellious mother lead her to break the taboo that holds the Moso world together -- she leaves her mother's house.

Book Made in China

Download or read book Made in China written by Anna Qu and published by Catapult. This book was released on 2022-08-02 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Editors’ Choice, The New York Times Book Review “The immigrant child longs to be understood and unload her truths, while simultaneously being tasked with preserving her parents’ humanity. . . Qu. . . honor[s] these complexities.” —Chanel Miller, The New York Times Book Review A young girl forced to work in a Queens sweatshop calls child services on her mother in this powerful debut memoir about labor and self-worth that traces a Chinese immigrant's journey to an American future. As a teen, Anna Qu is sent by her mother to work in her family's garment factory in Queens. At home, she is treated as a maid and suffers punishment for doing her homework at night. Her mother wants to teach her a lesson: she is Chinese, not American, and such is their tough path in their new country. But instead of acquiescing, Qu alerts the Office of Children and Family Services, an act with consequences that impact the rest of her life. Nearly twenty years later, estranged from her mother and working at a Manhattan start-up, Qu requests her OCFS report. When it arrives, key details are wrong. Faced with this false narrative, and on the brink of losing her job as the once-shiny start-up collapses, Qu looks once more at her life's truths, from abandonment to an abusive family to seeking dignity and meaning in work. Traveling from Wenzhou to Xi'an to New York, Made in China is a fierce memoir unafraid to ask thorny questions about trauma and survival in immigrant families, the meaning of work, and the costs of immigration.

Book Wild Company

Download or read book Wild Company written by Mel Ziegler and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-10-02 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the tradition of Pour Your Heart Into It and How Starbucks Saved My Life, a surprising and inspiring memoir from the founders of Banana Republic. With $1,500 and no business experience, Mel and Patricia Ziegler turned a wild idea into a company that would become the international retail colossus Banana Republic. Re-imagining military surplus as safari and expedition wear, the former journalist and artist created a world that captured the zeitgeist for a generation and spoke to the creativity, adventure, and independence in everyone. In a book that’s honest, funny, and charming, Mel and Patricia tell in alternating voices how they upended business conventions and survived on their wits and imagination. Many retail and fashion merchants still consider Banana Republic’s early heyday to be one of the most remarkable stories in fashion and business history. The couple detail how, as “professional amateurs,” they developed the wildly original merchandise and marketing innovations that broke all retail records and produced what has been acclaimed by industry professionals to be “the best catalogue of all time.” A love story wrapped in a business adventure, Wild Company is a soulful, inspiring tale for readers determined to create their own destiny with a passion for life and work and fun.

Book Drinking

Download or read book Drinking written by Caroline Knapp and published by Dial Press. This book was released on 1999-08-02 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fifteen million Americans a year are plagued with alcoholism. Five million of them are women. Many of them, like Caroline Knapp, started in their early teens and began to use alcohol as "liquid armor," a way to protect themselves against the difficult realities of life. In this extraordinarily candid and revealing memoir, Knapp offers important insights not only about alcoholism, but about life itself and how we learn to cope with it. It was love at first sight. The beads of moisture on a chilled bottle. The way the glasses clinked and the conversation flowed. Then it became obsession. The way she hid her bottles behind her lover's refrigerator. The way she slipped from the dinner table to the bathroom, from work to the bar. And then, like so many love stories, it fell apart. Drinking is Caroline Kapp's harrowing chronicle of her twenty-year love affair with alcohol. Caroline had her first drink at fourteen. She drank through her yeras at an Ivy League college, and through an award-winning career as an editor and columnist. Publicly she was a dutiful daughter, a sophisticated professional. Privately she was drinking herself into oblivion. This startlingly honest memoir lays bare the secrecy, family myths, and destructive relationships that go hand in hand with drinking. And it is, above all, a love story for our times—full of passion and heartbreak, betrayal and desire—a triumph over the pain and deception that mark an alcoholic life. Praise for Drinking “Quietly moving . . . Caroline Knapp dazzles us with her heady description of alcohol's allure and its devastating hold.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Filled with hard-won wisdom . . . [a] perceptive and revealing book.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Eloquent . . . a remarkable exercise in self-discovery.”—The New York Times “Drinking not only describes triumph; it is one.”—Newsweek