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Gentle Moon: The Story of Molly Lee

Product ID : 19050642

Galleon Product ID 19050642
UPC / ISBN 1939456266
Shipping Weight 2.1 lbs
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Binding: Hardcover
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Shipping Dimension 9.25 x 6.3 x 1.42 inches
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Author Deanna Windon
Number Of Pages 602
Publication Date 2017-01-01
Release Date 2017-01-01
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Molly Lee, 94, is a vibrant Chinese woman from Burma whose captivating life story is told in Gentle Moon.  Her story satisfies on many levels; it is engaging, inspirational, and historically and culturally fascinating; it has drama, excitement, humor, and romance, and the varied characters are admirable and endearing.  The story has the intrigue of a great piece of fiction with the genuineness of a candidly told true story and the freshness of a distant culture and forgotten country, now known as Myanmar.  Molly’s attention to detail and her animated dialogue make the story come alive!Chin Ngood Yin, as Molly was first known, excelled as a student at the Chinese school in Chinatown of Rangoon, Burma, then a British colony.  Her family was well-to-do, and Ngood grew up in a culture of Chinese opera, literature, wisdom, and religion.   When she admired the uniforms and mysterious language of some girls in the city, she gathered courage to ask her stern father for permission to attend the Methodist English High School.The first years at the new school were daunting for Ngood, called “Molly Chin” by her new friends and teachers.  The classes were taught in English, which Molly couldn’t understand.  Determined, she would go home after school and look up every word of her lessons in a Chinese-English dictionary.  Amazingly, the young girl was learning Burmese at the same time.As Molly was finishing high school, studying for her final test, World War II threw her ordered world into terror and chaos.   Her family had to “run to the hill country” to a little village in the Shan Hills of central Burma.  Molly and her sisters were hidden away for fear of marauding soldiers.  At last, Molly’s father relented to the ardent young man arranged to marry Molly, and she had a rushed wedding before being whisked away in a tea truck, which unknown to her, would have to pass a Japanese check-point where the tea boxes surrounding her hiding place would be pierced