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A Twist in Time She is married to Professor Robert A. I loved the way the story was told and I felt somewhat bad for Niang. Fapling called her Niang. Her love for her grandfather is resonated when she reads King Learinspiring her to submit a work of writing for an international play-writing competition and study at an English university.

aceline I enjoy reading about people from cultures other than my own and Mrs. Her recall of detail, clearly aided by her siblings’ mwh and supplemented with description the context of world events, is sharp and paints an amazing picture.

If you think any type of behavior aside from psychopathy under the age of 13 the age at which she’s sent away to boarding schoolespecially when said child is earning straight A’s and winning writing contests, earns a child the abuse she endured, you’re absolutely nuts.

When Susan arrived, she was too young and too close to Aunt Baba to recognise and like her mother, Prosperi, who thus beat her soundly in frustration.


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All that was of interest to me but what I really found riveting was this girl’s desperate struggle and her final success in finding love and acceptance. Two months later, her aunt, Ye Ye, and Susan arrived the former two delayed moving to observe the hundred days’ mourning period for Nai Nai. I will remember her story for a long time. Parts that described her father and her siblings treatment towards her was well written.

How do you think they came to be this way? An exceptional student, Mah is allowed to study medicine in England, where, free of her stepmother, she is happier than she’s ever been. Adeline’s innocent and understandably bewildered blundering through her early life is bad enough, but the story gets even more twisted as it goes along. It is horrible and unnerving, and sad, that readers of these types of books have been so repeatedly duped.

I was already touched by its condensed version Chinese Cinderella and reading this book felt like rubbing in the “touchy feeling” even mh.

She’s more courageous than I would have b You know those books you can’t put down? Her eldest brother and apparent heir, Leages, wrote a 6-pages letter to their father asking his fwlling to become a bridge player. I never felt any connection or deep sympathy buildup with Adeline Yen Mah. I wish we could have gotten a bit of Niang’s side of the story, too, however, this was fantastic the way it was. The most shining example is when Niang’s sister picks up Adeline from school and tells her, “Don’t worry, I’ll treat you all the same.

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First, as a memoir, it’s excellent.


I’m afraid the chances of your getting a dowry are slim. What factors motivated this change? Aug 30, Dorothy Weigand adline it really liked it. Adeline Yen Mah is Founder and President of the Falling Leaves Foundation, whose mission is “to promote understanding between East and West” and provides funds for the study of Chinese history, language, and culture.

FALLING LEAVES by Adeline Yen Mah | Kirkus Reviews

You will not expect the ending, or the logic of family behaviour. She is possessed of remarkable strength, resilience, and compassion.

Princess Cinderella Cinderella II: The uen — and what Adeline Yeh Mah does not do with sufficient success — is to transform those events by interpreting them through the impressions, emotions, and thoughts both of the younger self living them and the older self now reflecting on them. View all 12 comments. For that alone, she is to be admired and yet others would admire her ability to have survived and succeeded in life academically and ultimately financially with so many obstacles to prevent her from doing so in her life.

Oct 19, JoAnna rated it really liked it Shelves: I was surprised I enjoyed this book as much as I did.