The Kitchen God's Wife

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Penguin, Sep 21, 2006 - Fiction - 416 pages
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With the same narrative skills and evocative powers that made her first novel, The Joy Luck Club, a national bestseller, Tan now tells the story of Winnie Louie, an aging Chinese woman unfolding a life's worth of secrets to her suspicious, Americanized daughter.
 

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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

I think this is even better than [book:The Joy Luck Club|861874]. The theme is the same, but here the plot flows better and is more effective. Read full review

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User Review  - christinejoseph - LibraryThing

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

Contents

THE SHOP OF THE GODS
GRAND AUNTIE DUS FUNERAL
WHEN FISH ARE THREE DAYS
LONG LONG DISTANCE
TEN THOUSAND THINGS
PEANUTS FORTUNE
DOWRY COUNTING
TOO MUCH
A FLEA ON A TIGERS HEAD
THE GREAT WORLD
THE FOUR GATES
AMERICAN DANCE
WEAK AND STRONG
FOUR DAUGHTERS ON THE TABLE
LITTLE YUS MOTHER
ONE SEASON LEFT

BEST TIME OF YEAR
LOYANG LUCK
FOUR SPLITS FIVE CRACKS
TAONAN MONEY
HEAVENS BREATH
BAD
SINCERELY YOURS TRULY
FAVOR
BAOBAOS WEDDING
SORROWFREE
FOR THE BEST IN PAPERBACKS LOOK FOR
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About the author (2006)

Amy Tan is the author of The Joy Luck ClubThe Kitchen God’s WifeThe Hundred Secret SensesThe Bonesetter’s DaughterThe Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing LifeSaving Fish from DrowningThe Valley of Amazement, and two children’s books, The Moon Lady and The Chinese Siamese Cat, which was adapted into a PBS television series. Tan was also a coproducer and co-screenwriter of the film version of The Joy Luck Club. Her essays and stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, and her work has been translated into thirty-five languages. She lives with her husband in San Francisco and New York.

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