Reviews

  • "This is an extraordinary book told with generosity and warmth by a brilliant storyteller"

    Financial Times
  • "Xinran rages against the system and gives voice to adoptive mothers overseas who have rescued young Chinese girls and desolate birth mothers who grieve and feel guilt for the loss of their daughters"

    The Times
  • "One would have to have a heart of stone not to be moved"

    Economist
  • "No bleaker picture exists of the fate of Chinese female infants...than Message from an Unknown Chinese Mother"

    Spectator
  • "Harrowing and heartbreaking yet important tales"

    SHE Magazine