My second big hobby apart from postcrossing are books, thus, I decided to beef up my blog by devoting some space to them as well. Many postcrossers have got a goal, an ambition or a dream to get postcards from every country in the world. I have set myself a very ambitious goal as well: to read a book by a writer from each country on the globe. The new series “Postcard + Book” is supposed to make you more familiar with (often a little known and not much popular) literature from all corners of the world. It will be mainly prose fiction or non-fiction. So, let’s start the new series with Hong Kong.
The book I’d like to recommend you today is Falling Leaves by Adeline Yen Mah. It’s a facts based story. The author born in Hong Kong tells us about her difficult childhood. As the youngest daughter in the family, raised by her step-mother dominating over her father, Adeline would experience constant rejection and humiliation. She was not spared from hardships later in her life as well. Yet ultimately, she manages to discover her talents and finds a man who gives her true love.
Ot, może biografia jak wiele innych, jednak uderza w niej niezwykła głębia opisywanych przeżyć oraz silna wola i pogoda ducha autorki, która nie pozwoliła złamać swojego człowieczeństwa i nie pogrążyła się w depresji i rozgoryczeniu.