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Bambi Nancy Shen - September 29, 2013 | by Kansas City Public Library
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Bambi Nancy Shen - September 29, 2013

In her memoir The Uncrushable Rose Bambi Nancy Shen reflects on her birth in Saigon, her childhood in a Japanese concentration camp, and her life of survival at the crossroads of world events: WWII, the Chinese Civil War, and the Vietnam War. She struggled with her mother’s disappointment that Shen was born female, moved to the United States to study, and twice entered marriages that reflected her low self-esteem. But by discovering her personal strengths Shen became a model of contemporary true grit.

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Taken on September 30, 2013