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White Pumpkin Seed

3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  9 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Vanessa, the daughter of white Australian parents, grows up in Taiwan adopted by local farmers. The story follows her journey from 1978 to '89. She experiences a childhood surrounded by love, death, poverty, and beautiful nature. Vanessa discovers music to express her joy and grief. She puts her soul into the music notes melting her listeners’ hearts. Music brings her into ...more
Kindle Edition, 83 pages
Published June 27th 2014 by Annie Wang Publications
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Alison
Dec 11, 2014 Alison rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This young adult novel was about a young Australian girl who was adopted by local farmers in Taiwan. It seems to be the reverse of most adoption stories I have read.
It was a heartwarming story of growing up as a blond Taiwanese, in a small farming village, where she was very loved and had great friends. Music became her way of expressing herself, putting all of her emotions into the pieces she played on the piano. Through this gift, she was eventually able to find out who her birth parents were.
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Leslie Fisher
May 21, 2015 Leslie Fisher rated it it was amazing
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I really loved this story. Though the chapters were sometimes a little abrupt, it really didn't take away from the amazing story of an Australian girl adopted and raised by a family in Taiwan. I loved all the explanations of different cultural traditions and beliefs. I highly recommend this to anyone interested in other cultures, especially Taiwanese. This story really pulled at my heartstrings. It is a fictional work based on the author's childhood experiences, and it makes me wonder which ...more
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Annie Wang grew up in Beijing. A child prodigy in her native China, she was one of the most successful and influential young writers/journalists in the 1980s and had a strong following among Chinese youth before moving to America to study at UC Berkeley in the mid 90s. It was here where Annie honed her writing skills in English and won the Berkeley poetry contest in 1996. Since then, she has ...more
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