Saturday, 22 August 2009

Reading Club 2

I read this book some time ago and would like to share it here. This is a story of the writer herself, Adeline Yen Mah, a Chinese woman who suffered appalling emotional deprivation and rejection by her family as a child growing up in China and Hong Kong in the 40s and 50's. Adeline however became an extremely successful doctor and business woman in the USA. The story also depicts Hong Kong: of middle-class life at the time of the European concessions and thereafter. There is a connection between the east and the west throughout the story and it certainly offers an insight into this kind of life in aChinese family. Although a bit depressing in the early chapters, it got better towards the end- a good read.


  1. Hi!

    Agreed that this book is a good read. In fact, I found Adeline's 'Chinese Cindrella' better. You should give it a try!

  2. Hi there!
    I have read Chinese Cinderella too and yes I agree it is better :)


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