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Lucky Girl

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Mei-Ling Hopgood was an all-American girl. She grew up in the Midwest, studied journalism at the University of Missouri, and became a reporter for a Michigan newspaper. Adopted when she was a baby, she was never really curious about her Asian roots. Then one day, when she was in her twenties, her birth family from Taiwan came calling -- on the phone, on the computer, by fax -- in a language she didn’t understand. The Wangs wanted to meet her; they wanted her to return home. But this unexpected reunion has a price, as she uncovers devastating secrets that haunt the Wangs to this day. Lucky Girl journeys into Chinese culture -- its magnificent sights, war-torn history, and sumptuous foods -- while revealing the personal suffering wrought by the country’s tightly held traditions. Mei-Ling’s is a tale of love and loss, frustration, hilarity, deep sadness, and great discovery as she comes to understand the true meaning of family.

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ISBN: 9781565129825
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Language: English
Page Count: 249
Size: 8.25" l x 5.41" w x 0.83"
Series: N/A