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Falling Leaves The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese DaughterIs 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 Leaves The Memoir PDFEPUB #236 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

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Falling Leaves The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter Free download Å 102 Þ [Reading] ➶ Falling Leaves The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter Author Adeline Yen Mah – Insolpro.co.uk Born in 1937 in a port city a thousand miles north of Shanghai Adeline Yen Mah was the youngest child Born in in a port city The Memoir Epub #219 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 manipul. The book was published in the height of the Chinese mania in America It was the time when the likes of Joy Luck Club and Wild Swan were bestsellers I thought it was another 'me too' and never got to read it until now This is the summary of what I thinkThe good her style of peppering the story with chinese proverbs characters pronunciation translation; interesting peek of Shanghai in its glory straight from the person who lived that kind of life; and engaging story tellingThe bad a tad too whiny and self pitying She presents the typical David vs Goliath battle a tad too shallow and tedious Miseries are repeated over and over again with little lesson learned a tad too simplistic and biased She and everyone else on her side are angelic The rest are evilTo me there was only ONE entertaining moment in this book Her eldest brother and apparent heir Gregory wrote a 6 pages letter to their father asking his permission to become a bridge player He promptly send a telegram containing this very simple advice why don't you become a pimp insteadI don't agree with the practice of mapping out a child's life and to certain cultures this may even provoke anger but knowing the Chinese background this is hilarious It is so typical of Chinese parents to disapprove such flamboyant career and the way the father put a stop to it is also so typical of the Chinese I just have to laughDespite her repeated denial not only here but also in her other book A Thousand Pieces of Gold I can't help but feeling that this particular book is her little revenge I also doubt that she sincerely not sore for not getting the huge inheritance I mean she mentions it so many times in her book on the excuse that inheritance is her only way of knowing for sure that her parents approve of her but we don't see her youngest sister Susan who was disowned for bravely walking out the door in rebellion against her birth mother's abuse whining about exclusion from the inheritance No wonder her brother James doesn't speak to her any By writing this book she again defies her father who said 家醜不可外揚 Family ugliness should never be aired in publicInstead of thinking how brave she was I get a feeling that she was a spoiled little girl She described how she refused to eat fatty meat at all cost when fatty meat was considered as a source of nourishment for children at that time and to learn the value of money by asking for the tram fareConclusion fun read but her other books A Thousand Pieces of God is a better and original memoir and book However if you can't stand another whine from another Cinderella skip it

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Ative Eurasian stepmother Determined to survive through her enduring faith in family unity Adeline struggled for independence as she moved from Falling Leaves PDF 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 Adeline's story. This is a bio with a particularly brutal twist It's not a pretty book It's a narrative of a viciously dysfunctional family For those who don't know Chinese culture it's also a pretty authentic look at the old hierarchy of family relationships The nauseatinginsane character of Niang a truly Machiavellian monster of a stepmother pervades the story deforming family life Adeline's innocent and understandably bewildered blundering through her early life is bad enough but the story gets even twisted as it goes along The relentless battering of nasty events in the story isn't pleasant reading The almost Gulag Archipelago like nature of the cruelty in the family is impossible to like It reminded me a bit of David Copperfield at some points Falling Leaves leaves for dead so many fictional versions of family life This is a story of premeditated cruelty to a family member I saw one review saying Why should I care about this person and another which disliked the way it claims Adeline presents herself as a victim with which I utterly disagree I can't claim to understand let alone sympathize with either viewpoint on principle Approving or disapproving of someone's life story isn't a very realistic approach to reading a bio Would reviewers prefer that the person had a different life story How Excuse my mentioning this point but if the criteria for biographies was whether or not reviewers liked someone's life story literature would be much poorer Western readers may find some difficulty understanding the cultural references This is a very Chinese story Add to this the Chinese revolution the rise of Hong Kong after 1949 and the Cultural Revolution and Falling Leaves is a good introduction to the realities of being Chinese in the modern sense History for this generation of Chinese was pure hell The very black irony in Falling Leaves is that the family managed to add so much misery to its existence at such a time in history even while being comparatively rich You will find this a particularly confronting book You will not expect the ending or the logic of family behaviour There are no cute bits and even the occasional softenings of some parts of the story have a range of payoffs A fiction writer could not have written this book Read it as a story and you'll see a book that needed to be written Read it as a bio and you'll see a story which can barely fit in to the book Adeline did a good job of making this tale comprehensible and she deserves credit for that