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Terrific, very human portrait of family life in China before, during and after the Mao years.Published 4 months ago by Laura Kait-Petersen
I really dislike stories about restrictions in living conditions. I am so glad that I live in a country with religious freedom. You can have religion or not to each his ownPublished 20 months ago by Josephine Clifford
This is a really wonderful book. I love how the story revolves around a coffin stashed in the living room. Very funny and poignant. I highly recommend it.Published 23 months ago by Mark Brown
A very interesting true first-person account of growing up during changing times in China - in fact, times change often during this period. Read morePublished 24 months ago by SelectiveReader
I had great anticipation before reading the book but was disappointed soon after. The writing was decent. Read morePublished on November 24, 2013 by Doc Lover
I went to hear this author speak in Los Angeles because he is the translator for Liao Yiwu (The Corpse Walker; God is Red). Read morePublished on August 6, 2013 by MH
An interesting memoir about growing up in communist China and the battle to retain some tradition. Family relationships and dynamics add to the story. Read morePublished on July 29, 2013 by penguin lady
I found the description of the political events in China, and the accounts of day-to-day life interesting, although I confess that I got quite impatient and annoyed with the... Read morePublished on June 27, 2013 by Natalie S. Cohen
I'm a retired history and geography teacher. I really appreciated the opportunity to share Huang's growing up years. Read morePublished on June 5, 2013 by Cheryl K. Steuerwald