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Lucky Girl - Mei-Ling Hopgood

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Published: 15th June 2010
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Adopted when she was a baby, Mei-Ling Hopgood grew up in the Midwest and was never really curious about her Asian roots. Then one day, when she was in her twenties, her birth family came calling-on the phone, on the computer, by fax-in a language she didn't understand. The Wangs wanted her to return home. But this unexpected reunion has a price: she uncovers secrets that haunt them to this day.

Delving into Chinese culture and tradition, Hopgood tells a tale of love, frustration, hilarity, deep sadness, and great discovery as she comes to understand the true meaning of family.

"An award-winning writer recounts her experience as one of the first Chinese babies adopted in the West and her way...A great book."---Good Housekeeping

"Hopgood withstands the pressure and confusion of multiple loyalties, connections, and destinies with humor, sensitivity, and great candor."---Sarah Saffian, author of Ithaka: A Daughter's Memoir of Being Found

"Hopgood is a likable narrator whose life embodies a fascinating Sliding Doors-type what if scenario... She deftly and movingly contrasts her own childhood with doting parents in a Michigan suburb to the very different lives of her sisters."---Elle

"A compelling honest, and very human tale about self-identity and the complex concept of family,"---Kathleen Flinn, author of The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry

"Enchanting . . . Hopgood's story entices not because it's joyful but because she is honest, analytical and articulate concerning her ambivalence about and eventual acceptance of both her families and herself." --Louisville Courier-Journal "An award-winning writer recounts her experience as one of the first Chinese babies adopted in the West and her surprising trail back to the rural Taiwanese family who gave her away . . . A great book." --Good Housekeeping "With concise, truth-seeking deftness of a seasoned journalist, Mei-Ling delves into the political, cultural and financial reasoning behind her Chinese birth parents' decision to put her up for adoption. . . Cut with historical detail and touching accounts of Mei-Ling's "real" family, the Hopgoods, Lucky Girl is a refreshingly upbeat take on dealing with the pressures and expectations of family, while remaining true to oneself. Simple, to the point and uncluttered of the everyday minutiae, Mei-Ling Hopgood nails the concept of becoming one's own."--Detroit Metro Times With concise, truth-seeking deftness of a seasoned journalist, Mei-Ling delves into the political, cultural and financial reasoning behind her Chinese birth parents' decision to put her up for adoption. . . Cut with historical detail and touching accounts of Mei-Ling's "real" family, the Hopgoods, Lucky Girl is a refreshingly upbeat take on dealing with the pressures and expectations of family, while remaining true to oneself. Simple, to the point and uncluttered of the everyday minutiae, Mei-Ling Hopgood nails the concept of becoming one's own. Detroit Metro Times

" With concise, truth-seeking deftness of a seasoned journalist, Mei-Ling delves into the political, cultural and financial reasoning behind her Chinese birth parents' decision to put her up for adoption. . . Cut with historical detail and touching accounts of Mei-Ling's "real" family, the Hopgoods, "Lucky Girl" is a refreshingly upbeat take on dealing with the pressures and expectations of family, while remaining true to oneself. Simple, to the point and uncluttered of the everyday minutiae, Mei-Ling Hopgood nails the concept of becoming one's own. Detroit Metro Times"" "

ISBN: 9781565129825
ISBN-10: 1565129822
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 249
Published: 15th June 2010
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.27