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Amit Chaudhuri   "Like most children, he was the opposite of innocent." Sandeep battles the stubborn will of a stalled car and reflects on his favorite gods in this passage by Amit Chaudhuri.  
 
Adeline Yen Mah   Adeline Yen Mah's critically acclaimed bestselling memoir, Falling Leaves, is a compelling, painful, and ultimately triumphant story of a girl's journey into adulthood. With a powerful voice that speaks of the harsh realities of growing up female in a family and a society that kept girls in emotional chains, it is a work of heartfelt intimacy and a rare authentic portrait of twentieth-century China. Here she recalls some of the kindnesses and cruelties of her father.  
 
 
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