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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Rating: 3.5 Stars Amy Tan has a gift of writing about the mother and daughter experience. One that transcends race or culture. The Bonesetter's Daughter is about the experience of a daughter coming to ... Read full review

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A great read! The mother-daughter relationships spanning over three generations was done so authentically it is hard to believe that Amy Tan was not there herself in each generation living those lives ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Writer Amy Tan was born on February 19, 1952 in Oakland, California. She received 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, was nominated for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award and was a recipient of the Commonwealth Gold Award. The Joy Luck Club was also adapted into a feature film in 1994. Tan's titles have been translated into more than 20 languages. Her other novels include: The Kitchen God's Wife, The Bonesetter's Daughter, and The Valley of Amazement.

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