Chi­na Doll: A Novel

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By – December 19, 2011

Although Chi­na Doll is a work of fic­tion, some very real issues are addressed in this dynam­ic sto­ry, espe­cial­ly regard­ing human rights and the one-child pol­i­cy in Chi­na. Singer Nola Sands is on tour in Chi­na when a new­born baby girl is lit­er­al­ly thrust into her hands. As she devel­ops a bond with the infant and acts to save her from being sent into a Chi­nese orphan­age, she finds her­self drawn in to the life strug­gles and human rights issues that the Chi­nese face every day. 

Chi­na Doll is well researched, and a page turn­er. It is a sto­ry of how life and death of chil­dren in Chi­na con­tin­ues to hold a piv­otal role in soci­ety today.

Bar­bara S. Cohen is a tri­al attor­ney in Los Ange­les who spe­cial­izes in child abuse cas­es. She is a mem­ber of NAMI and a sup­port­er of NARSAD, and is an advo­cate for those who suf­fer from men­tal illness.

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