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Chinese Cinderella : The Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter

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A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In Chinese Cinderella, Adeline Yen Mah returns to her roots to tell the story of her painful childhood and her ultimate triumph and courage in the face of despair. Adeline's affluent, powerful family considers her bad luck after her mother dies giving birth to her. Life does not get any easier when her father remarries. She and her siblings are subjected to the disdain of her stepmother, while her stepbrother and stepsister are spoiled. Although Adeline wins prizes at school, they are not enough to compensate for what she really yearns for -- the love and understanding of her family.
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Product details

  • 122 x 132mm | 68g
  • Bolinda Audio Books
  • Tullamarine, Australia
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1486224296
  • 9781486224296
  • 585,494

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'This memoir is hard to put down.' -- Publishers Weekly 'Absorbing.' -- School Library Journal
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About Adeline Yen Mah

Adeline Yen Mah was born in Tianjin, China. She lived in Shanghai as a child and moved to Hong Kong at age eleven. At fourteen, she won a writing competition, which convinced her father to send her to study in England. She attended London Hospital Medical School, graduated as a physician and established a thriving medical practice in California. She worked as an anesthesiologist at West Anaheim Community Hospital and became chief of anesthesia.

Adeline Yen Mah Her first book Falling Leaves was published in 1997. It made the New York Times Bestseller list and sold over a million copies worldwide, being translated into twenty two languages. After the publication of Falling Leaves, Adeline gave up medicine to write full-time. Chinese Cinderella is her autobiography written for children and also sold over one million copies worldwide.

Her third book Watching the Tree is a book of Chinese philosophy, published in 2001. Her fourth book, A Thousand Pieces of Gold, was published in October 2002.

Adeline has written three other children's books: Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society and Along the River are novels based on Chinese history. China: Land of Dragons and Emperors is a Chinese history book written for teenagers.

Adeline is Founder and President of the Falling Leaves Foundation. The mission of her foundation is to promote understanding between East and West and to provide funds for the study of China's history, language and culture.

Adeline is happily married to Professor Robert A. Mah. They have two children and live in California and London. Adeline Yen Mah was born in Tianjin, China. She lived in Shanghai as a child and moved to Hong Kong at age eleven. At fourteen, she won a writing competition, which convinced her father to send her to study in England. She attended London Hospital Medical School, graduated as a physician and established a thriving medical practice in California. She worked as an anesthesiologist at West Anaheim Community Hospital and became chief of anesthesia.

Adeline Yen Mah Her first book Falling Leaves was published in 1997. It made the New York Times Bestseller list and sold over a million copies worldwide, being translated into twenty two languages. After the publication of Falling Leaves, Adeline gave up medicine to write full-time. Chinese Cinderella is her autobiography written for children and also sold over one million copies worldwide.

Her third book Watching the Tree is a book of Chinese philosophy, published in 2001. Her fourth book, A Thousand Pieces of Gold, was published in October 2002.

Adeline has written three other children's books: Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society and Along the River are novels based on Chinese history. China: Land of Dragons and Emperors is a Chinese history book written for teenagers.

Adeline is Founder and President of the Falling Leaves Foundation. The mission of her foundation is to promote understanding between East and West and to provide funds for the study of China's history, language and culture.

Adeline is happily married to Professor Robert A. Mah. They have two children and live in California and London.
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