Beautiful Country: A Memoir by Qian Julie Wang (王乾)

Beautiful Country: A Memoir

Qian Julie Wang (王乾)

nonfiction memoir emotional reflective medium-paced

320 pages | first published 2021

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In Chinese, the word for America, Mei Guo, translates directly to “beautiful country.” Yet when seven-year-old Qian arrives in New York City in 1994 full of curiosity, she is overwhelmed by crushing fear and scarcity. In China, Qian’s parents were...
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emotional 85%
reflective 70%
sad 54%
inspiring 38%
challenging 35%
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informative 25%
tense 16%
dark 15%
adventurous 4%
funny 3%


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slow 16%
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