Beautiful Country by Qian Julie Wang

Beautiful Country

Qian Julie Wang

320 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

nonfiction memoir emotional reflective sad medium-paced


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 84%
reflective 68%
sad 55%
inspiring 39%
challenging 34%
hopeful 30%
informative 26%
dark 16%
tense 16%
adventurous 5%
funny 4%


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slow 15%
fast 9%

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