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To the Edge of the Sky

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JILL D, Reviewer

Last updated on 23 Oct 2017

I Recommend This Book

Strongly

Historical books are not really my thing. However, I picked this one up because I enjoy memoirs and reading about China. The book is an excellent account of life during and before the reign of Mao Tse-Tung. The author gives an account that is well-written and interesting. Her story of the brutality, inhumane treatment, poverty, and countless and unnecessary death by a ruling monster is shocking and horrifying, while her accounts of the strength of the Chinese people and the hunger, hardships, and horrible life they live, but somehow survive is daunting.

To the Edge of the Sky is a beautiful book and should be read by everyone interested in Chinese history and culture.