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The Lost Daughters of China: Adopted Girls, Their Journey to America, and the Search fora Missing Past Paperback – October 2, 2008
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aBreathtakingaan unforgettable story. "The Lost Daughters of China" describes not only the tragedy of social engineering but the healing power of a motheras love.a
aIris Chang, author of "The Rape of Nanking"
aNot only an evocative memoir on East-West adoption but also a bridge to East-West understanding of human rights in China.a
aAmy Tan, author of "The Joy Luck Club" and "The Bonesetteras Daughter"
aPerceptive and moving.a
?Breathtaking?an unforgettable story. "The Lost Daughters of China" describes not only the tragedy of social engineering but the healing power of a mother's love.?
?Iris Chang, author of "The Rape of Nanking"
?Not only an evocative memoir on East-West adoption but also a bridge to East-West understanding of human rights in China.?
?Amy Tan, author of "The Joy Luck Club" and "The Bonesetter's Daughter"
?Perceptive and moving.?
About the Author
Karin Evans, a former editor at Outside magazine, senior editor for Health magazine, and senior editor for the San Francisco Examiner's Sunday magazine, was a founding editor of Rocky Mountain Magazine. Evans spent two years working at Newsweek's Hong Kong bureau.
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I did find however, that the book was slightly repetitive. There seemed to be a lot of "Women are forced to give up their daughters so that they can have sons..." and "Women were forced to abort if they went over the one child rule..." and "Having a son is more important than anything on the planet"...over and over and over. I understood that after the first chapter. But each chapter seemed to repeat this in different words.
I really appreciated the author's personal story. She was honest and real about the anxieties involved in this process, including the huge financial cost of adopting from China. She also made clear the joys of adoption from China. We got an honest look at both sides of the coin.
Overall it was a well written and informative book. I'm glad I bought it used though. :)