The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 1, 2010 - Social Science - 224 pages
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A Chinese American woman tells of the Chinese myths, family stories and events of her California childhood that have shaped her identity.

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Masterful storytelling. - Goodreads
The book was hard to read and hard to understand. - Goodreads
WHAT an incredible writing style. - Goodreads
Neither particularly moving prose nor engaging story. - Goodreads
Heavy, heavy imagery and some powerful themes. - Goodreads
The story telling in this book is raw and flawless. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Susan Eubank - Goodreads

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User Review  - Arpita Bhuyan - Goodreads

Wow. The way Kingston blends Chinese folklore with her own memories as a first generation Chinese-American to tell the story of her childhood is absolutely beautiful and breathtaking. No description of mine can do justice to what Kingston has tried to weave. Amazing, amazing read! Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Maxine Hong Kingston, Senior Lecturer for Creative Writing at the University of California, Berkeley, delivered the 2000 William E. Massey Lectures at Harvard, on which this book is based. For her memoirs and fiction, The Woman Warrior, China Men, Tripmaster Monkey, and Hawaii One Summer, Kingston has earned numerous awards, among them the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the Pen West Award for Fiction, an American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Literature Award, and a National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as the rare title of "Living Treasure of Hawai'i." In addition, The Fifth Book of Peace will be published in the Spring of 2003.

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