The Good Women of China
Review by firstname.lastname@example.org on 2012-01-21
Great books by Xinran that give readers an inside look into the lives of Chinese women. These stories are heartbreaking, I found I could read about a chapter at a time, but they are compelling as well; since Xinran doesn't sugarcoat the stories of these lives. For adoptive parents, the book "Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother" will be a helpful albeit painful read. Xinran is a brave writer who wishes to show the strength and courage of these Chinese women set against a changing culture, and that strength and courage comes across loud and clear, both in terms of the women's stories, but also in terms of Xinran herself.