May 13, 08
Read in May, 2008
This book helped me tie together the pieces of China history that I had difficulty understanding in the past. It was brillant of her to tell first her grandmother's story, then her mother's story, and then finally her own. So much changed happened in so little time. When I lived in China it was so hard for me to understand the Chinese mentality and why they did the things that they did. This book helped answer so many of my questions. The descriptions of torture, starvation, and destruction of society were really hard for me to read. The Chinese people have endured so much. I really enjoyed hearing the "woman's perspective".