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Red Eggs and Good Luck

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  32 ratings  ·  8 reviews
In China, girls are bad luck and are often drowned. But Angela and her sisters are lucky. They are born in America and allowed to live two lives in one world: eating dim sum and praying the rosary; studying hard at school and playing make believe with their dolls. With a Chinese father who loves consumerism and an American mother determined to give her daughters the opport ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published October 6th 2015 by She Writes Press
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Sep 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: memoir
My debut memoir about growing up Chinese-German-American in the Bay Area in the 1970's. ...more
Oct 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a lovely, if somewhat bittersweet book. This memoir recounts roughly a year in the author's life. Young Angela discovered her inner artist, and experienced challenges when what made her happy did not make her father happy. Filled with emotion, this is a beautifully written memoir of young girl who is just becoming her own person. Definitely looking forward to more! ...more
Jan 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading about Angela's family in this riveting story about a family of mixed-origin growing up in the United States. All of the issues in which Angela felt were realistic, painting a picture of sadness yet, allowing for one to see how families coming together can get you through the toughest of times. I loved the relationship between Lammie Pie and Chee, which Angela described beautifully, outlining the cultural differences in all aspects. I hope to read a sequel as to how Angela's lif ...more
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THis book is kinda strange. i am not a huge fan
Mar 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Sweet book. Glad I read it.
Oct 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I cannot wait to read this book! Anticipating good things!!!
I will update this review once I have been able to purchase and read!
May 07, 2016 rated it liked it
A fine read into a bicultural California kid's experience as a 11 turning 12 year (turning 25) year old - told with grace and style and compassion for how awkward it all can be. ...more
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A beautiful coming of age story. I can't wait to read more from this author. ...more
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