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Publisher Description

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

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
1999
September 7
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
224
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Children's Books
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
13.2
MB

Customer Reviews

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Pinks teddy my heart ,

Excellent book must read! Teardrops from the heart

This is an excellent book, it's very sad! Teaches us a life learning lesson. A book that you will not put down. It's a must read before your lifetime

Fififiz ,

5 stars

I originally had to read this book for school, but it was so good I had to read ahead. It is a wonderful story about a girl who yearned for acceptance from her parents and siblings. It is sad, yet interesting. Definitely recommend.

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