The Kitchen God's Wife (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Sep 21, 2006 - Fiction - 416 pages
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Winnie and Helen have kept each other's worst secrets for more than fifty years. Now, because she believes she is dying, Helen wants to expose everything. And Winnie angrily determines that she must be the one to tell her daughter, Pearl, about the past—including the terible truth even Helen does not know. And so begins Winnie's story of her life on a small island outside Shanghai in the 1920s, and other places in China during World War II, and traces the happy and desperate events tha led to Winnie's coming to America in 1949.



  

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User Review  - Tania - Goodreads

She is not related by blood, not even by marriage. She is not someone I chose as my friend. Sometimes I do not even enjoy her company. I do not agree with her opinions. I do not admire her character ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

Why do I love these books? They are all about women who try to think and feel at the same time. They are taught to be submissive and understand the feelings of others to the extreme. Imagine how hard ... Read full review

Contents

THE SHOP OF THE GODS
GRAND AUNTIE DUS FUNERAL
WHEN FISH ARE THREE DAYS
LONG LONG DISTANCE
TEN THOUSAND THINGS
PEANUTS FORTUNE
DOWRY COUNTING
TOO MUCH
THE GREAT WORLD
THE FOUR GATES
AMERICAN DANCE
WEAK AND STRONG
FOUR DAUGHTERS ON THE TABLE
LITTLE YUS MOTHER
ONE SEASON LEFT
SINCERELY YOURS TRULY

BEST TIME OF YEAR
LOYANG LUCK Chapter 11 FOUR SPLITS FIVE CRACKS
TAONAN MONEY Chapter 13 HEAVENS BREATH
BAD
A FLEA ON A TIGERS HEAD
FAVOR
BAOBAOS WEDDING
SORROWFREE
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About the author (2006)

Amy Tan is the author of The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God’s Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter's Daughter, The Opposite of Fate, Saving Fish from Drowning, and two children’s books, The Moon Lady and The Chinese Siamese Cat, which has been adapted as Sagwa, a PBS series for children. Tan was also the co-producer and co-screenwriter of the film version of The Joy Luck Club, and her essays and stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. Her work has been translated into more than twenty-five languages. Tan, who has a master’s degree in linguistics from San Jose University, has worked as a language specialist to programs serving children with developmental disabilities. She lives with her husband in San Francisco and New York.

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