Paper Daughter: A Memoir

by M. Elaine Mar | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0060930527 Global Overview for this book
Registered by JudySlump612 of Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on 8/13/2012
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by JudySlump612 from Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Monday, August 13, 2012
This book was sitting around our house as part of a collection DrSlump brought home from the Goodwill. One day I idly picked it up while waiting for something. Significant time went by. When I was interrupted, I said "Wow, this is really good!" and pushed the rest of my reading aside so I could finish this.

There are must be hundreds of memoirs written by people who were involuntary, unknowing immigrants to the USA, brought along as children by their parents. But I doubt that many of them are as vivid and compelling as this. At the age of five, Mar and her mother left Hong Kong to join her father in Denver, and she began her fight to find her own place, somewhere between her family's tradition and her new culture. Not a new nor unique story, but I predict that once you start reading, you'll be as enthralled as I was.

But that's just one person's opinion. Future readers, what do YOU think of this story?

Journal Entry 2 by JudySlump612 at by mail, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Monday, August 13, 2012

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Journal Entry 3 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Friday, August 17, 2012

Journal Entry 4 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Tuesday, March 5, 2013
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Journal Entry 5 by dabercro at Clinton, Utah USA on Tuesday, March 19, 2013
This book was waiting for me when I returned home from vacation. Thanks!

Journal Entry 6 by dabercro at Clinton, Utah USA on Wednesday, August 10, 2022
As stated by a previous journaler, this book is hard to put down. Mar tells her story of being an immigrant from Hong Kong to America at a young age. She struggles to "fit in" at school when she doesn't understand the language or culture. She is bullied and made fun of by the other childre because she looks and is different. She clashes with her parents, particularly her mother, who want her to follow her traditions and culture which are so different from what she is experiencing at school.

Journal Entry 7 by dabercro at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Friday, February 3, 2023

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Journal Entry 8 by Aberpeter at Renton, Washington USA on Tuesday, February 7, 2023
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