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losnana
01-27-2009, 08:39 AM
I know there was a thread here earlier on this topic, with lots of greats reads listed, but I couldn't find it. Anyway, I just finished Leaving Mother Lake by Yang Erche Namu and Christine Mathieu. It is a true story of a girl growing up in an almost isolated area of the Himalayas in Chinaduring the 50's and 60's. Christine Mathieudid her doctoral dissertation on this culture. Fascinating!

Jan in CA
01-28-2009, 05:04 PM
Oooo that looks great! I added it to my wishlist, thanks!

Here's the link for anyone want it.
http://www.amazon.com/Leaving-Mother-Lake-Girlhood-World/dp/0316735493/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1233175903&sr=8-1

If you like this kind of book...did you read these? I loved them!

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (http://www.amazon.com/Snow-Flower-Secret-Fan-Novel/dp/0812968069/ref=pd_sim_b_4) (fiction based on truth)
Three Cups of Tea (http://www.amazon.com/Three-Cups-Tea-Mission-Promote/dp/0143038257/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_b)

losnana
01-28-2009, 07:06 PM
I thoroughly enjoyed Three cups of Tea. What an amazing man!! I just put the other one on my list. Thanks

debbieo
01-30-2009, 11:03 PM
I hve read the reader it is very good, also I have heard three cups of tea is very good also. Have any of you read My sisters keeper, Great read:cheering:

Jan in CA
01-31-2009, 01:24 AM
Yeah, I read My Sister's Keeper. That was a good one, too.

Dangles
01-31-2009, 03:16 AM
I too have read Three Cups of Tea. It was a good read. I am an avid reader. Anyone have non-fictions they can recommend?

@ Losnana: I'll have to look that up. Sounds interesting.

Currently I am reading, The Jade Peony by Wayson Choy. He has also written, All That Matters. Choy is a Canadian writer.