ADELINE YEN MAH is a physician and writer who lives in Huntington Beach, California, and spends time as well in London and Hong Kong.
"I read for two nights, sleepless, my heart pierced by Adeline Yen
Mah's account of her terrible childhood. Falling Leaves is a
potent psychological drama pitting a stubborn little girl against
the most merciless of adversaries and rivals: her own family. I am
still haunted by Mah's memoir."
-Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club
"Painful and lovely, at once heartbreaking and heartening."
-Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post
"Brilliant, compelling, and unforgettable. A heartrending modern-day Cinderella story set against the turbulence of twentieth-century China. Autobiography at its best."
-Nien Chang, author of Life and Death in Shanghai