Wild Swans: The Daughters of China

Jung Chang
Reading Order: Book 10
Categories: 2020, Stuart Browning
Pages: 666
Suggested By: The Original Manchester Book Group
Date Started: February 18, 2020
Date Finished: March 6, 2020
Reason Book was Chosen: This was chosen as our book club read for discussion at our April 2020 meeting, it was selected from the genre "One book on your bookshelf you meant to read but haven't".
My Thoughts

A work of brilliance.

It’s such a sad memoir, so many horrible things happen to the three women in this story it’s actually very disturbing and I find it difficult to explain why this book is so good considering the subject matter.

I’m ashamed to say I didn’t really know anything about the lives of the people in Mao’s China before I read this and I was thoroughly shocked by some of the actions of the people in the book particularly Chang’s father! I don’t know how a Man can treat his Wife in such a way.

I think it’s very important for people to understand just how bad the lives of these people where under Chairman Mao.

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