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Book Falling Leaves

    Book Details:
  • Author : Adeline Yen Mah
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 1998-02-18
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 312 pages

Download or read book Falling Leaves written by Adeline Yen Mah and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 1998-02-18 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Yet wealth and position could not shield young Adeline from a childhood of appalling emotional abuse at the hands of her own family.

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 Penguin UK. This book was released on 1998-03-05 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New 25th Anniversary Edition __________ 'I am still haunted by Mah's memoir . . . Riveting. A marvel of memory. Poignant proof of the human will to endure' Amy Tan, bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club 1940s, Shanghai. As the civil war rages on and China falls under communist rule, young Adeline lives in constant fear. Not of the war, but of her family: blamed for the death of her mother, she is rejected by her father and abused by her cruel stepmother. With the help of her aunt, Adeline escapes to the United States where she finds love, happiness and success. But will that be enough to quell a lifelong yearning for acceptance, or will she return to the family that rejected her years ago Falling Leaves Return to their Roots is both the enthralling story of a Chinese family in a time of political upheaval, and a moving account of one girl's unrelenting will to survive. __________ 'Falling Leaves is a terrible and riveting family history . . . It is also a story about endurance and the cost it can exact. Gripping' Daily Telegraph 'An illuminating account of the destructive nature of family relationships set against a backdrop of China in change' Mail on Sunday 'An act, not of vengeance or bitterness, but of catharsis' Sunday Telegraph

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

    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 Falling Leaves

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  • 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 Return to Their Roots

Download or read book Falling Leaves Return to Their Roots written by Adeline Yen Mah and published by ePenguin. This book was released on 1998-03-05 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The story of an unwanted Chinese daughter growing up during the Communist Revolution, blamed for her mother's death, ignored by her millionaire father and unwanted by her Eurasian step mother. A story of greed, hatred and jealousy; a domestic dramais played against the extraordinary political events in China and Hong Kong. Written with the emotional force of a novel but with a vividness drawn from a personal and political background. FALLING LEAVES has become a surprise bestseller all over the world.

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

    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 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

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  • Author :
  • Publisher : Pearson UK
  • Release :
  • ISBN : 1292305932
  • Pages : 92 pages

Download or read book Falling Leaves written by and published by Pearson UK. This book was released on with total page 92 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Falling Leaves Return to Their Roots

Download or read book Falling Leaves Return to Their Roots written by and published by . This book was released on 2008 with total page 77 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is the life story and family history of Adeline Yen Mah. Adeline was born in China at a time of great change and trouble. At the same time, she suffered terrible unkindness from the members of her own family. Falling Leaves is a story of pain and fear, but also of hope as Adeline fights for her independence

Book Watching the Tree

    Book Details:
  • Author : Adeline Yen Mah
  • Publisher : Broadway
  • Release : 2002
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 278 pages

Download or read book Watching the Tree written by Adeline Yen Mah and published by Broadway. This book was released on 2002 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author dicusses various aspects of Chinese culture, and traditions, including Buddhism, the "I Ching," Confucius, and others, and tells stories from her life as a child in China and later a doctor in England and America.

Book Fallen Leaves

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  • Author : Adeline Yen Mah
  • Publisher : Everbind
  • Release : 2009-07-01
  • ISBN : 9780784817018
  • Pages : pages

Download or read book Fallen Leaves written by Adeline Yen Mah and published by Everbind. This book was released on 2009-07-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Biography, autobiography, and memoir is among the best ways to teach students to appreciate nonfiction reading.

Book Chinese Cinderella  True Story of an Unwanted Daughter

Download or read book Chinese Cinderella True Story of an Unwanted Daughter written by Adeline Yen Mah and published by Everbind. This book was released on 2011-04-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Trade-Sized Edition

Book A Thousand Pieces of Gold

Download or read book A Thousand Pieces of Gold written by Adeline Yen Mah and published by HarperOne. This book was released on 2003-09-16 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this poignant memoir the New York Times bestselling author of Falling Leaves, Adeline Yen Mah, provides a fascinating window into the history and cultural soul of China. Combining personal reflections, rich historical insights, and proverbs handed down to her by her grandfather, Yen Mah shares the wealth of Chinese civilization with Western readers. Exploring the history behind the proverbs, she delves into the lives of the first and second emperors and the two rebel warriors who changed the course of Chinese life, adding stories from her own life to beautifully illustrate their relevance and influence today.

Book One Written Word is Worth a Thousand Pieces of Gold

Download or read book One Written Word is Worth a Thousand Pieces of Gold written by Adeline Yen Mah and published by . This book was released on 2002 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Adeline Yen Mah introduces us to the rich picture of the first century BC when, after long wars between states, China was finally united and the richness of its literature and art could flourish.

Book Economic Citizens

Download or read book Economic Citizens written by Christine So and published by Temple University Press. This book was released on 2008-03-14 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In narratives dominated by money, exchange is the route to Asian American visibility.