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Reading this book made me feel that I had experienced living in Bejing with my two boys. So fascinating!Published 3 months ago by Elizabeth Hayhoe
Cultural adaptation and traumatic adaptation are much the same. How Susan deals with both provides a lesson for every reader. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Judy Ann Ho Ching
The author relocates to Beijing with two little boys and deals with uncertainty of being in very different life without being able to speak the language. Read morePublished 13 months ago by October customer
Loved this book. So glad to hear Susan triumphed over the cancer scare and is in good health now!Published 17 months ago by Meo
Recommended reading. Interesting read of how innovative and adaptive Susan and her children were. Enjoyed the chinese expressions in hanyu pinyin.Published 21 months ago by Theresa
but somewhat repetitious and overall depressing. I was hoping for more in-depth writing about China's countryside and people not hired as employees.Published 22 months ago by Werner
I adored this book. Susan Conley has a great, understated style of writing - so you can enjoy the story and not be distracted by clutter. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Sharman Huffstetler
This memoir was my first look at contemporary, life in Beijing. Susan Conley pulls the reader into her family's daily life ins the city. Read morePublished on January 16, 2014 by M. McDonough
My mother has beaten cancer and I read this book years after her surgeries. Conley's words opened my eyes to how isolating her experience was and gave me an avenue to approach that... Read morePublished on January 14, 2014 by Emily