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The Good Women of China by Xinran
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Mar 12, 2010

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Okay, so I haven't read tons of books about the real lives of modern women in China, but I would think this is the quintessential one. Though this book didn't touch me in the same way The Sky Burial did (not many books do), Xinran did make me think, feel, and want to learn more. Some of the stories were especially difficult to read--the story about women who lost their own children in a devastating earthquake and went on to run an orphanage, a couple of stories about women who were young children during the Cultural Revolution. Oooph, those were tough to read. After gasping, "Oh...noooo..." to myself several times, my partner finally asked me what the heck I was reading and why. Stories about women in China, and because it's important to pass along this history of real people.

I did also realize while reading this that I seem to have read a lot more books about China than Japan, so I need to get cracking on that. Any recommendations are welcome.

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message 1: by Liz (new) - rated it 5 stars

Liz I have a recommendation for you: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/92... I really, really enjoyed this book.

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