Under Red Skies: Three Generations of Life, Loss, and Hope in China

This memoir by Chinese millennial journalist, Karoline Kan, is candid and engaging. American readers are inundated with news and other information about China written by outsiders and visitors. Kan wrote this book in English, and her prose and the structure of the book reveal that she is an experienced journalist and a sensitive creative non-fiction writer as well. She describes how her mother navigated the One-Child policy to have her – a forbidden second child – and presents her childhood and education with attention to detail and honesty. Like all great memoirs, Under Red Skies is both unique and universal. Any reader who wonders what life is really like for young women in China today will appreciate this gem.