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 put off starting this book for a while because it sounded a little creepy, but once I picked it up, I was riveted. Excellent storytelling that glides from modern day San Francisco to early 20th century China, in a land ruled by superstitious beliefs and curses. Read full review

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Amy Tan has an amazing talent for telling stories over time, through generations. She's able to capture the life of a modern woman and the life of that woman's grandmother and make them equally ... Read full review

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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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