The kitchen god's wife

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Putnam, 1991 - Fiction - 415 pages
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Here is the eagerly awaited new novel from the author of The Joy Luck Club, the powerful and moving bestseller hailed by the Los Angeles Times Book Review as "powerful . . . full of magic". Convinced that she is dying, an elderly Chinese woman living in San Francisco decides to reveal all the confidences entrusted to her, thus beginning a series of comic misunderstandings about the secrets people keep.

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okay novel again mother + daughter hard life in China - okay 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 ... Read full review

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Although this begins and ends among the Chinese Americans in California, the bulk of this story is set in mid-twentieth century China. Winnie tells her life story to her grown daughter—a story of a ... Read full review

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Section 1
11
Section 2
38
Section 3
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About the author (1991)

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: Memories of a Writing Life, and two children's books, The Moon Lady and Sagwa, which has now been adapted as a PBS production. Tan was also a 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 thirty-five languages. She lives with her husband in San Francisco and New York.