Archive for March 6th, 2010

Falling leaves

I recenlty came across the book “Falling leaves” by Adeline Yen Mah, when cleaning out my bookshelf. As this book used to be one of my favorites, the “tidying mission” was of course immediately abandoned and I started to read.

Falling Leaves by Adeline Yen MahI won’t post a summary here, though I guess I must mention that the book is an autobiography, in which the author tells about her childhood as an unwanted Chinese daughter. (If you’d like to read a proper summary, just click the book title right at the beginning… I linked it directly to Adeline Yen Mah’s homepage).

Anyway, I could barely put the book down, (and that’s saying something, as I’d read it before… more than once).

It’s beautifully written and the story is probably one of the most touching, I’ve ever read. Occasionally the book is very sad and sometimes I found it hard to keep cool at the injustices, she suffered at the hands of her family. In short it’s an amazing book and I’ll certainly reread it some time! 😀


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