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From ‘The Cooked Seed,’ Writer Anchee Min Sows A Path In America

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"The Cooked Seed" is a new memoir by Anchee Min.

In the memoir "Red Azalea," writer Anchee Min told the story of her early life in China. This was China under Chairman Mao. Min talks about the rigid lifestyle of this authoritarian regime and reveals her selection to train as an actress.

Her fortunes became surprisingly tied to Madame Mao and eventually led to her immigration to America. That's where the first book ended.

Now, after several successful novels, Anchee Min is out with her second memoir that takes up her story from her arrival in America. It is often a harrowing tale that leads to the life-changing discovery that she was meant to write.

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