ANCHEE MIN

Mar 20 2014 7:30 pm

 

 

 

Anchee Min

Thursday, March 20, 7:30 p.m.

 

In 1994, Anchee Min made her literary debut with a memoir of growing up in China during the violent trauma of the Cultural Revolution. Red Azalea became an international bestseller and propelled her career as a successful, critically acclaimed author. Twenty years later, Min returns to the story of her own life to give us the next chapter, an immigrant story that takes her from the shocking deprivations of her homeland to the sudden bounty of the promised land of America, without language, money, or a clear path.

It is a hard and lonely road. She teaches herself English by watching Sesame Street, keeps herself afloat working five jobs at once, lives in unheated rooms, suffers rape, collapses from exhaustion, marries poorly and divorces.But she also gives birth to her daughter, Lauryann, who will inspire her and finally root her in her new country. Min's eventual successes-her writing career, a daughter at Stanford, a second husband she loves-are remarkable, but it is her struggle throughout toward genuine selfhood that elevates this dramatic, classic immigrant story to something powerfully universal.

$17.00
ISBN-13: 9781608194230
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Published: Bloomsbury USA, 3/2014

Red Azalea (Paperback)

$15.00
ISBN-13: 9781400096985
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Published: Anchor, 4/2006

The Last Empress (Paperback)

$14.95
ISBN-13: 9780547053707
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Published: Mariner Books, 4/2008

Pearl of China (Paperback)

$15.00
ISBN-13: 9781608193127
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Published: Bloomsbury USA, 3/2011

Wild Ginger (Paperback)

$13.95
ISBN-13: 9780618380435
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Published: Mariner Books, 1/2004

Becoming Madame Mao (Paperback)

$13.95
ISBN-13: 9780618127009
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Published: Mariner Books, 4/2001

Empress Orchid (Paperback)

$14.00
ISBN-13: 9780618562039
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Published: Mariner Books, 4/2005

Katherine (Paperback)

$17.00
ISBN-13: 9780425180235
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Published: Berkley Trade, 3/2001

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1010 El Camino Real
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Menlo Park
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California
Postal Code:
94025-4349
Country:
United States