The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 1, 2010 - Social Science - 224 pages
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A Chinese American woman tells of the Chinese myths, family stories and events of her California childhood that have shaped her identity.
  

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Masterful storytelling. - Goodreads
But her depiction of Asianness is so damn annoying. - Goodreads
WHAT an incredible writing style. - Goodreads
Heavy, heavy imagery and some powerful themes. - Goodreads
Delicious prose through out. - Goodreads
The story telling in this book is raw and flawless. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Michelle Cajigal - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book. It was colorful and honest. I appreciate that it wasn't as nostalgic is it was recollective. I can't think of enough Asian-American women to recommend this to. Read full review

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User Review  - Sophia - Goodreads

I had to read this for one of my English classes and I actually really enjoyed this book. I'm Chinese American as well and I really felt connected with Maxine's story. I mainly enjoyed the story of Fa Mu Lan. :) Read full review

About the author (2010)

Maxine Hong Kingston, Senior Lecturer for Creative Writing at the University of California, Berkeley, delivered the 2000 William E. Massey Lectures at Harvard, on which this book is based. For her memoirs and fiction, The Woman Warrior, China Men, Tripmaster Monkey, and Hawaii One Summer, Kingston has earned numerous awards, among them the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the Pen West Award for Fiction, an American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Literature Award, and a National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as the rare title of "Living Treasure of Hawai'i." In addition, The Fifth Book of Peace will be published in the Spring of 2003.

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