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  • Published: 13 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9780141047089
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 278
  • RRP: $32.00
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Falling Leaves

The True Story Of An Unwanted Chinese Daughter


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The True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter
The story of an unwanted Chinese daughter growing up during the Communist Revolution, blamed for her mother's death, ignored by her millionaire father and unwanted by her Eurasian step mother. A story of greed, hatred and jealousy; a domestic drama is played against the extraordinary political events in China and Hong Kong.
Written with the emotional force of a novel but with a vividness drawn from a personal and political background, Falling Leaves has been an enduring bestseller all over the world.

  • Pub date: 13 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9780141047089
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 278
  • RRP: $32.00

About the Author

Adeline Yen Mah

Adeline Yen Mah was born in Tianjin, China but subsequently lived in both Shanghai and Hong Kong before leaving - at age fourteen - to study in England. She attended London Hospital Medical School and graduated as a physician, before moving to California where she first established a thriving medical practice before eventually becoming chief of anesthesia at West Anaheim Community Hospital. Adeline has written several other books, some of them specifically for children. She is the founder and president of the Falling Leaves Foundation which aims to promote understanding between East and West. She and her family currently divide their time between California and London.

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