Falling Leaves: The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter
Publish date: 1999
Publisher: Broadway Books
Pages no: 279
Edition language: English
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I liked this book a whole lot more until the last fifty-or-so pages. At that point, it devolved into a laundry list of perceived slights, petty bickering, and old grudges. The narrator, Adeline, went from being winningly naive about her family to being determinedly oblivious, to the point that it ma...
This book was heartbreaking and fascinating at the same time. It was interesting to see the depths of Chinese culture against women, but then to see it in one family's case.
Well, this is definitely a pretty depressing and accurate story about how women can be treated in China. The writing is so well done. I can see every single scene. I feel only sorrow after reading this book. It is a Chinese book so of course there are no happily ever afters.