Book Reviews of Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the Edge of the World

Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the Edge of the World
Leaving Mother Lake A Girlhood at the Edge of the World
Author: Yang Erche Namu, Christine Mathieu
ISBN-13: 9780316735490
ISBN-10: 0316735493
Publication Date: 2/10/2004
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Absolutely fantastic! The story of a young girl born in a remote Chinese village in a society unlike our own. She eventually becomes a famous Chinese singer. A true story!
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Helpful Score: 1
Very descptive, highly moving tale a girl's life in remote china. Reads like a novel! loved it.
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WOW! this amazing memoir of a life lived on the edge of the world.the authors words describe a childhood that most of us would not understand but just might envy.
this society of the Moso people in China is a matriarchal society and girls are favored over boys. all the property goes down the female side of the family. they also do not believe in marriage,they consider it a backward practice. this is a wonderful colorful book that puts you right in the middle of things at the edge of the world!
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Interesting story. I thought it would be more of a cultural study
but it easy reading, fascinating glimpse of a very unusual coming
of age in an extremely remote area.
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Because the book takes place in a foreign country in the back of beyond where government has a more difficult time reaching, makes it a lure to me and very interesting. I like to read how things are done in these places,food, beliefs, religion.... Interesting.
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wonderful wonderful book.. stays with you
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Beautiful depiction of life in a different part of our world.
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Good read