Cooked Seed

Cooked Seed

A Memoir

eBook - 2013
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From Anchee Min, the author of the internationally bestselling memoir "Red Azalea" -- the eagerly awaited sequel, in which she comes to America to find her way, her voice, and her love.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2013.
ISBN: 9781608194247
Characteristics: 1 online resource (pages)


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True life story of a young woman from China immigrating to America and reveals the financial struggles, loneliness and language barriers she faced. Interesting, shocking and compelling to someone born a Canadian. Reminds us not to take our birthright for granted! NF

Feb 19, 2016

This sequel to Red Azalea is a thoroughly amazing recounting of Anchee's struggle to live and survive in the U.S. Over the years she manages to learn English (with the help of her ever-present dictionary), supports herself by working multiple jobs simultaneously, and eventually writes her first book. It is definitely a must-read for those who admire/respect a woman with such determination and courage in the face of almost impossible odds.

Jane60201 Mar 08, 2014

Extremely interesting and well written autobiography. At least half of it takes place in contemporary Chicago, which makes it all the more interesting.

Jul 09, 2013

I heard Anchee in an interview on NPR so became interested in her book. It is !! AMAZING!! A memoir that is fasinating for anyone!!! Particularly for young women or men, women or men. She talks about living through adversity both in China and in the U.S., when she didn't speak English and was living in severe poverty. EXCELLENT READ!!!! AAAA+++++ I can't say enough about this terrific summer read.

ChristchurchLib Jun 18, 2013

"Well-known for her evocative novels of China, including Empress Orchid, Anchee Min survived several years in a labour camp before she found a way to emigrate to the U.S. More troubles followed her arrival in Chicago, however, as she was penniless, constantly in fear of deportation, and had no friends. Her life improved only slightly after her marriage, but giving birth to her daughter inspired her, and beginning to write in English put her on the path to success." June 2013 Biography and Memoir newsletter


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