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Title 880-02 Niang eng.
880-02/$1 娘 eng.
Message from an unknown Chinese mother : stories of loss and love / Xinran ; translated from Chinese by Nicky Harman.
Imprint New York : Scribner, 2011.


 Main Stacks  HQ759 .X5613 2011    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Description xxvii, 239 p. ; 21 cm.
Note Translation from the Chinese.
Subject Mothers -- China -- Biography.
Mothers -- China -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Mothers -- China -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Mothers and daughters -- China.
Motherhood -- China.
Children -- China.
Family policy -- China.
Family size -- China.
Loss (Psychology)
China -- Social conditions -- 1976-2000.
Contents A book written for adopted daughters -- The first mother I met who had lost her daughter -- The mothers of girls are all heartsick -- The midwife's story -- The dishwasher who twice tried to kill herself -- Extra-birth guerrilla troops: a father on the run -- Red Mary of the orphanage -- The mother who still waits in the U.S.A. -- A morality tale for our times -- Bonds of love: stones and leaves -- Little Snow, where are you? -- Two letters from the heart -- More letters from adoptive mothers -- Chinese adoption laws -- Suicide among women -- The 18 wonders of Chengdu -- Support the mother's Bridge of Love for Chinese Children.
Summary Xinran tells of her experiences and travails as a mother and her observation of other women as mothers.
Other Author Harman, Nicky.