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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Although this begins and ends among the Chinese Americans in California, the bulk of this story is set in mid-twentieth century China. Winnie tells her life story to her grown daughter—a story of a ... Read full review

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the fucking most boring book anyone can ever read. literally i almost died reading this piece of shit.

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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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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, Saving Fish from Drowning, and two children’s books, The Moon Lady and The Chinese Siamese Cat, which has been adapted as Sagwa, a PBS series for children. Tan was also the 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 more than twenty-five languages. Tan, who has a master’s degree in linguistics from San Jose University, has worked as a language specialist to programs serving children with developmental disabilities. She lives with her husband in San Francisco and New York.

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