Shelfari edited the description of My Half of the Sky Sunday, November 15, 2009.
Chairman Mao said, "Women hold up half the sky." For Li Hui, a recent university graduate, that means following her dream of becoming a teacher, finding love and fulfilling her family obligations. But her father's debts and demands for an arranged marriage will soon pull her away from everything she truly desires . . . and Li Hui is forced to make her own place in the changing cultural landscape of modern China. Read what reviewers have written about MY HALF OF THE SKY: "Your heart will tear apart right along with Li Hui's as she struggles to 'hold up her half of the sky' . . . This is a powerful coming of age story." --Keri Holmes, The Kaleidoscope "You'll be rooting all the way for Li Hui as she struggles, ahead of the curve, to be her own woman in an emerging, modern China. Jana McBurney-Lin's MY HALF OF THE SKY is a beautiful, witty, touching debut novel." --Thomas Sawyer, Head Writer, "Murder She Wrote" "Jana McBurney-Lin uses words and nuance and simplicity to create rich characters and settings so vivid it feels like you are watching a classic film." --Jackie Houchin, The Foothills Paper