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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This books takes the reader into the perspective of the writer where - in the beginning - there is no true existence; the woman with no name. The book then takes the reader through a birth, a becoming ... Read full review

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Once when I was a kid some extended family came over and someone broke out Trivial Pursuit. Even though I was maybe 8, I got to be in on it because we were playing teams. Then I noticed the box stated ... Read full review

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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