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- ISBN: 9780307595201 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2011.
When Susan Conley moves with her family to Beijing, she can't imagine how much their lives will change. While Tony, her husband, is consumed with his job, Susan confronts a host of perplexing firsts: determining the proper way to shop at a Chinese megamarket, bribing her two young sons to ride the school bus, and getting stuck in a highrise elevator, unable to call for help in Mandarin. Despite the difficulties, there is much occasion for joy in their lives, from trips to the Great Wall and bartering for a "starter Buddha" at the raucous flea market to feasting on the world's best dumplings in back-alley restaurants.Then Susan learns she has cancer. After treatment in Boston, she returns to Beijing, again as a foreigner--this time to her own body. Set against the eternally fascinating backdrop of modern China and full of insight into the trickiest questions of motherhood--How do you talk to children about death? When is it okay to lie?--this wry and poignant memoir is a...
Electronic reproduction. New York : Vintage, 2011. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2181 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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