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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Love this book love Amy Tan's writing - Goodreads
Compelling story, hard to read about domestic violence. - Goodreads
Brilliant, escapist storytelling. - Goodreads
Awesome book with a very engaging plot line! - Goodreads
The dialogue and the writing made me cringe. - Goodreads
Loved this book, however the ending wasn't great. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Ladonna Davidson - Goodreads

wow, we really have it easy compared to this character. It was moving, brilliantly written, and made my emotions soar. Read full review

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User Review  - Jeanette Hurrelbrink - Goodreads

I did not care for this book. I found it difficult to follow as well as read. Read full review


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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.