Book choice for October 2015

The Secret Mother [suggested by Ross Allatt]

The Secret Mother

Mai Ling is chasing the Chinese dream. She's escaping to the city, seeking a new life, running away from the old customs of arranged marriage and domestic drudgery. The Secret Mother puts a face to the label 'Made in China'. It tells the bittersweet story of a girl - like millions of others - willing to risk everything. The Secret Mother uncovers the life of Mai Ling, a sixteen year old who follows the Chinese dream and pays the highest price. [Product description from Amazon]

The book has a dedicated page on the author's website.

About the Author

Author's website.

 

Shortlisted for this month

The book selector for the month can choose up to three books for nomination. This month, Ross elected to make The Secret Mother his only choice.

 

 

 

 

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