The Bonesetter's Daughter

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Thorndike Press, 2001 - Fiction - 567 pages
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In memories that rise like wisps of ghosts, LuLing Young searches for the name of the Famous Bonesetter from the Mouth of the Mountain. Trying to hold on the evaporating past, she begins to write all she can remember of the life as a girl in China. While tending to her ailing mother, LuLing's daughter Ruth discovers the pages her mother wrote in Chinese. Within her pages awaits the truth about a mother's heart, what she cannot tell her daughter yet hopes she will never forget.

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I feel like I can't really be objective about this book. I just love Amy Tan too much as a writer. I have loved every book of hers and can never find anything bad to say about them. I loved all the ... Read full review

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A very good book. Tan writes so well about the struggle between mothers and daughters to love and accept one another. She frequently deals, too, with mother's attempts to shield and protect daughter ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
9
Section 3
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Amy Tan was born on February 19, 1952 in Oakland, California. She received B.A. degrees in English and linguistics and a master's degree in linguistics from San Jose State University. She worked as a freelance business writer, but eventually turned to fiction. Her first book, The Joy Luck Club, won the Commonwealth Gold Award and was adapted into a feature film in 1994. Her other novels include The Kitchen God's Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter's Daughter, Saving Fish from Drowning, and The Valley of Amazement. She is also the author of a memoir entitled The Opposite of Fate and two children's books entitled The Moon Lady and Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat.

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