Along the River: A Chinese Cinderella Novel

Along the River: A Chinese Cinderella Novel

by Adeline Yen Mah
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Along the River: A Chinese Cinderella Novel by Adeline Yen Mah

Bestselling Chinese American author Adeline Yen Mah weaves her authentic accounts of life in China into an absorbing novel about a Chinese girl and her vision of a previous life.
After a fall, CC is whisked away to a hospital. As she drifts in and out of consciousness, she is haunted by vivid dreams that seem strange—yet somehow familiar. Thus begins CC’s emotional journey back to a privileged life lived eight hundred years ago during the Song dynasty.

CC is the daughter of a wealthy and influential man, but she finds herself drawn to a poor orphan boy with a startling ability to capture the beauty of the natural world. As the relationship between these two young people deepens, the transforming power of art and romantic love comes into conflict with the immovable rules of Chinese society.

This stunning fantasy adventure novel, inspired by China’s most famous painting, Along the River at the Qing Ming Festival, tells the story of a friendship both tender and bold. CC’s remarkable journey reminds readers that though time moves on, art and love endure.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385907590
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 09/14/2010
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Adeline Yen Mah was born in Tianjin, China, and trained to be a doctor in London. She had a distinguished career in medicine in the United States for many years. Her memoir for adults, Falling Leaves, was a worldwide bestseller and was translated into eighteen languages. Chinese Cinderella is her memoir for young adults. She divides her time between Los Angeles, London, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. Visit her Web site at

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Along the River: A Chinese Cinderella Novel 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
CC is a young Chinese girl whose own misfortune landed her in a hospital in a coma. When she reawakens three weeks later, she feels and appears fine. That is, except for an unusual obsession with a painting called "Along the River at Qing Ming". A session with a hypnotherapist reveals the unthinkable. CC is possessed with the spirit of Zang Mei Lang, a young girl from the Song Dynasty, desperate to tell her story. CHINESE CINDERELLA's Adeline Yen Mah delights again in ALONG THE RIVER. Mah's gift of storytelling is evident on every page of this coming-of-age tale about two young girls linked across time, blending the beauty of the old ways with the promise of the future in ways that will both surprise and entertain you. This one is a real treat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a true story if u like this book u should read chineze cinderella also true and ....a great book pleze tell me if there r others
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Luv it!!! Amazing story.
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Leah Marks More than 1 year ago
a good book for all ages. me and my moom both loved it. i wish i knew what happens to cc. it was pretty cool for me because ah zahoo or however you spell his name was a jewish dude and im jewish. with a nane like levy what else could he be?
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Is this a true story?