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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This is the third Amy Tan novel I've read, and it's the one I found least gratifying. She's a master story teller, but this one got wrapped up a little too neatly for my taste. Still, it was a worthwhile read. Read full review

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Contents

ITHE SHOPOF THEGODS Chapter 2GRAND AUNTIE DUS FUNERAL Chapter 3WHEN FISH ARETHREE DAYS
Chapter 4 LONGLONG DISTANCE
Chapter 5 TEN THOUSAND THINGS
Chapter 6PEANUTS FORTUNE
Chapter 7DOWRY COUNTING
Chapter 8TOO MUCH
Chapter 9BEST TIME OF YEAR
Chapter 10LOYANG LUCK
HEAVENS BREATH
BAD
A FLEA ON A TIGERS HEAD
THEGREAT WORLD Chapter 17 THE FOUR GATES Chapter 18 AMERICAN DANCE
Chapter 19WEAKAND STRONG Chapter 20FOUR DAUGHTERS ON THE TABLE
Chapter 21LITTLE YUSMOTHER Chapter 22ONE SEASON LEFT Chapter 23 SINCERELY YOURS TRULY
FAVOR Chapter 25
Chapter 26

Chapter 11FOUR SPLITS FIVE CRACKS
Chapter 12TAONAN MONEY

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About the author (2006)

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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