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Falling Leaves: The True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter Summary
Adeline Yen Mah

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Falling Leaves: The True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter Summary

Plot Summary

Adeline Yen is the fifth child born to Joseph Yen and his first wife. The older four children are born close together, but three years lapse before Adeline's birth. The birth is easy and Adeline's father refuses to send his wife and newborn daughter to the hospital for recuperation. Adeline's mother dies a few days after her birth, possibly the result of an infection. Adeline's father never gets over the death of his wife and Adeline is considered an unlucky child because of the death of her mother. Adeline's Aunt Baba gives up her job at a bank to become caregiver for the children. Joseph remarries a short time later and his new wife hates the five stepchildren. Aunt Baba remains Adeline's chief caregiver and the only person who loves her unconditionally, gives her support and encourages her to excel in academics and to dream of a better...

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