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The Bonesetter's Daughter

The Bonesetter's Daughter

  • Title: The Bonesetter's Daughter
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  • ISBN : 9780345457370
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 368 pages


Ruth Young and her widowed mother, LuLing, have always had a tumultuous relationship Now, before she succumbs to forgetfulness, LuLing gives Ruth some of her writings, which reveal a side of LuLing that Ruth has never known In a remote mountain village where ghosts and tradition rule, LuLing grows up in the care of her mute Precious Auntie as the family endures a cu Ruth Young and her widowed mother, LuLing, have always had a tumultuous relationship Now, before she succumbs to forgetfulness, LuLing gives Ruth some of her writings, which reveal a side of LuLing that Ruth has never known In a remote mountain village where ghosts and tradition rule, LuLing grows up in the care of her mute Precious Auntie as the family endures a curse laid upon a relative known as the bonesetter When headstrong LuLing rejects the marriage proposal of the coffinmaker, a shocking series of events are set in motion all of which lead back to Ruth and LuLing in modern San Francisco The truth that Ruth learns from her mother s past will forever change her perception of family, love, and forgiveness


Author Amy Tan

Amy Tan Chinese pinyin T n nm i born February 19, 1952 is an American writer whose works explore mother daughter relationships and what it means to grow up as a first generation Asian American In 1993, Tan s adaptation of her most popular fiction work, The Joy Luck Club, became a commercially successful film.She has written several other books, including The Kitchen God s Wife, The Hun




The Bonesetter's Daughter Reviews (31)

  • As an adolescent reader, Amy Tan used to be one of my favorite authors, yet, at the time, I did not appreciate the scope of her writing One of my 2017 reading goals is to revisit authors I read during that time so as to fully enjoy their work The Bonesetter s Daughter, an sweeping novel that takes a [..]

  • Amy Tan has a way of starting a story that s impossible to put down For the first half of the book I kept wondering what about it made it so good Anecdotal stories, relatable characters, Chinese folklore for interest these are all good, but I finally realized in the last quarter of the book why I li [..]

  • Amy Tan s books are like a fine wine they re meant to be savored, to get the maximum amount of enjoyment out of each drop or word on each page.I have yet to read a book that s worthy of anything less than 5 stars Knock on wood, let s hope it stays that way.Ruth is a 46 year old professional woman wi [..]

  • This is a chronicle of voicelessness across three generations of a Chinese family it captures how these women lost their voices, why they continued to be voiceless, and how they attempted to reclaim their voice Voice in this book is both literal and figurative it s about standing up for oneself, spe [..]

  • This was the first Amy Tan book I read This book wasn t specifically recommended, but the author was I was expecting something magical to happen as I turned the pages, but I couldn t get past the first four or five chapters of the book Besides the overly long sections of actionless description the s [..]

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