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Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Inspiring story of a girl who suffered many hardships during the Chinese Communist revolution and who finally escaped to be reunited with her family. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published by Sphere first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions 3. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Eighth Moon , please sign up.
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Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. This book is about my grandma's little sister.
It is interesting to hear about a young girls life in communist China but even more interesting to know that this is about someone you know. I know so much more about her history and think that I can connect with her even more than now. I can sort of see why her personality is the way that it is. She comes from two different backgrounds just like when Mr.
Errico came from all of his different backgrounds and I can definitely see how those two This book is about my grandma's little sister.
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Errico came from all of his different backgrounds and I can definitely see how those two backgrounds could change her in different ways. View all 3 comments. Sep 01, C2 Audrey rated it it was amazing. This book served as an exceptional glimpse into communist China when Mao was in power. I don't personally know about the daily struggles of this time period. The real living conditions and simple but complicated every day life tasks were brought to mind in a nitty-gritty way.
I was amazed at she lived her day to day in terms of food, clothing, comforts, interactions and her perception on the events that where happening out side of her world. I also found it interesting that the people there had This book served as an exceptional glimpse into communist China when Mao was in power. I also found it interesting that the people there had a complete lack of occupation choice. The "Sansan" of the book is Bette Bao Lord's sister, youngest of three children.
When their father left China in to take a position in the US, he had to leave his family behind. Eventually, their mother was able to join him and brought the two older daughters with her. Sansan, who was barely a year old, was left with an aunt. The family thought the separation would be for a year or two at the most. The family was not reunited until 16 years later.
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The story was simple and touching. Jul 03, Amanda Coppedge rated it really liked it. I read this over and over in middle school. View 2 comments.
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