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Falling Leaves, by Adeline Yen Mah

Falling Leaves, by Adeline Yen Mah

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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 manipulative 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 writer.

A compelling, moving and ultimately triumphant story of a girls' journey into adulthood. Falling Leaves is a work of heartfelt intimacy that explores the harsh realities of growing up female in a family and society that kept girls in emotional chains.

Trade Paperback. Excellent, near-mint condition. 1999 edition. 278 pages.

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