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Wild Swans by Jung Chang
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Feb 27, 09

bookshelves: already-read, audio-books
Read in February, 2009

This book is an account of three generations in China told through the lives of three women. The author, her mother, and her grandmother. Through the book, we see how the life in china changes over time, and learn a lot about Chinese culture and the 20th century Chinese history.

The most interesting aspect of the book for me was not the story of the lady herself or her family, but the history part. I never imagined to read a non-fiction book describing an environment like the one Mao created. I am not sure how accurate her depiction of that period is, but if it is true, then 1984, Brave New World, and other similar books are not far fetched at all.

I've listened to what I believe is an abridged audio version of the book. I could not find an unabridged one, and I think I have got what I needed from the book anyway. I do urge you to give it a try!

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Nada happy to know You've read it :) i'm really glad you liked it :)

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