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Staying Alive?

Advantages: Inspirational, Emotional account of personal desire versus governmental struggles
Disadvantages: None, for the book itself

...“From the Land of Green Ghosts, by Pascal Khoo Thwe, is a moving and factual biography of the author's transition from a member of a remote Burmese Village Tribe to an English Student at Cambridge University UK. The author was born in Burma in 1967 an ...

helencbradshaw 24.02.2005 · Read full review
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From the Land of Green Ghosts to Cambridge University

Advantages: Evocatively written, scenes conjured beatifully, never ceases to amaze and astound
Disadvantages: An anti-climatic ending after the intensity and pace of the rest of the novel

...This is the absaloutely incredibly journey of Pascal Khoo Thwe, a member of the Padaung tribe in Burma who against all odds, realises his dream to study English Literature and graduate from Cambride university. This is a memoir like no other. This boo ...

Pineappleflavour 06.07.2009 · Read full review
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"Each day passes like a Year."

Advantages: A heart warming but emotional story
Disadvantages: Can be very upsetting

Falling Leaves by Adeline Yen Mah This is another of the books I have had passed on to me by my daughter and despite the fact that it seems to had a lot of hype when it was first published I missed that and so had no pre conceived ideas ...

catsholiday 15.02.2012 · Read full review
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...where new trees grow from

Advantages: Talented, beautiful writing, describes the era well
Disadvantages: Some characters are lifeless and sometimes too unreal

Published: 1999 Introduction I've picked up this title from a charity shop this summer as I was drawn to the sub title of the book: The True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter'. I'm no sucker for hard childhood stories (on the cont ...

lillamarta 12.11.2008 · Read full review
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Falling leaves always return to their roots.

Advantages: Moving, inspiring, addictive
Disadvantages: Deeply upsetting

...I was sat on the balcony of my hotel room in Tenerife last week, bored, and picked up my sister's copy of Falling Leaves, which tells the true story of the childhood of Adeline Yen Mah, a Chinese doctor who now lives in America. I started reading at 1pm a ...

JessL 30.07.2003 · Read full review
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