Although China Doll is a work of fiction, some very real issues are addressed in the dynamic story, espacially regarding human rights and the one-child policy in China. It is a well researched and a page turner. It is the story of how life and death of children in China...
Jewish Book World, Spring 2007
Carner's storytelling shines a light on the complicated world of celebrity, government relations and human rights abuses. One of the many layers of China Doll is the psychological exploration of the bond between parent and child.... Although China Doll
is a work of fiction, there are haunting truths throughout the pages -- all of which were carefully researched.
NY Metro Parent Magazine
"Against both the timeless beauty and cutthroat attitudes that pervade China, Carner has created a page-turning, globe-spanning adventure." --Annie Blachley, Correspondent, The Los Angeles Times,
"Spicy and worldly, a journey through the intrigues of Chinese-American relations, corporate greed, and pop world machinations." --Susan Anderson, Author, "From Abandonment to Healing" and “Black Swan.”
"My arm longing to hold every child in China Doll's impassioned pages." --Wendy Reid Crisp, Author, “I Want To Be 60” and “From the Back Pew.”
From the Publisher
In addition to interviewing officers of the U.S. National Security Administration, State Department, CIA and Foreign Service, Ms. Carners research for CHINA DOLL included traveling in China and speaking with womenuniversity professors, industry directors, aging peasants and budding entrepreneursabout their customs and apprehensions. She learned how, generation after generation, due to either lingering starvation, the social experiment of the cultural revolution, or the current sacrifice under the one-child policy, they have been losing their baby girls through coercion, prejudice, neglectand outright murder.