February 23, 2010

A search for identity

Throwaway Daughter
by Ting-Xing Ye (with William Bell)

Grace Parker has always resisted her Chinese roots. Adopted by a Canadian family after she was abandoned at a Chinese orphanage, she doesn't like being reminded of her past. But after seeing televised images of the Tianamen Square massacre, she starts to reconsider her heritage and eventually goes on a journey to find her birth parents. 

Told by Grace, her mother, her parents, and Mrs. Xia, who worked at the orphanage, this is a moving, powerful story of cruelty and courage.

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