Falling Leaves The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter review ´ 3

review Falling Leaves The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter

Falling Leaves The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter review ´ 3 ´ 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 Anipulative Eurasian 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 writerA compelling painful and ultimately triumphant story of a girl's journey into adulthood Adelin. I really didn't like this book About 13 of the way through I thought to myself Why do I care about this person I even asked out loud a couple of nights later why I was reading the book To which my husband replied Then don't read it But not one to stop a book half way through I continued on I hoped that eventually I would come to understand why I should care about the author At the end though I still didn't Sure she had a crap childhood For that I give her pity Her step mother didn't like her But her stepmother didn't like any of the kids Plus it wasn't like she was getting thrown in a closet Sure she was sent away to boarding schoolbut at least she got an education In the end she was able to make a success out of her life What really got me is that she couldn't believe her stepmother had left her out of the will Come on who didn't see that coming Her stepmother was evil I don't know why the author kept expecting that to change I wanted to scream Grow up and get over it Your childhood sucked your step mother was evil your brothers and sisters were back stabbers I felt that this book was full of self pity which she's never overcome Waaaaaah Waaaaaaaah Waaaaaah

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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 m. Falling Leaves The True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter is a look at the culture country and family relationships that just didn't work for any of the children in this wealthy Chinese family especially for one young girl Adeline Yen Mah She was born in 1937 and her mother died when she was born and her new mother was Eurasian who brought her own children into the marriage She struggled to be loved by the family but was treated cruelly Her respect for and effort to be part of the family presents insights into the culture Her relationships with her siblings as a young girl and later as a successful woman added a dimension to the cruelty she suffered from both of her parents This Chinese proverb described her life When leaves fall down they return to their roots It was hard to understand why she would have even wanted to return to her roots It seemed that the real roots in this family was her strength In 1949 Adeline was 12 years old with the impact of Mao on China and the revolution things changed for her father He hoped to that the new government in Hong Kong might make things better for the family during the revolution in China It didn't get better for Adeline and she did not find love with either her dad or stepmother or with any of her 6 brothers and sisters An aunt offered her love and encouragement to leave and she went with her to the United States where she was realized her goals as a student and then was able to have a happy marriage Her insights and successes against all odds are a fascinating part of this book This Chinese proverb When leaves fall down they return to their roots described her life She didn’t want to return to her roots but then her real roots were her real roots and those of her own family was her strengthThis book is one that I didn't want to put down It left me anxious to find out what was coming next For on this book see web site wwwconnectedeventsmattercom

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Falling Leaves The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese DaughterE'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. Falling leaves is the second book I read from Adeline Yan Mah which is a connecting story to The Chinese Cinderella Since I read The Chinese Cinderella first so the Falling Leaves doesnt seem as interesting I got pretty bored at the beginning so I strongly recommend readers to read this book before the other The first half of the book discuesses how Adeline was teased by her siblings because after few days of her birth her mother pass away Which her rich father got another wife that is half french Their stepmother doesn't like them and treat them way too unfairly compare to her own children Adeline's brothers and sister blame her for having such stepmother Continuing from the Chinese Cinderella Adeline's father decide that her daughter does have the potential to go to college and so he sent her to America Where Adeline met her lovely husband and later helped her father through care and paying money to cure her father in US This is one of the book that show the theme of hard workers will get what they deserve at the end I believe her story will influence people to understand and provide unconditional care with love to their family