The Bonesetter s Daughter

The Bonesetter s Daughter


  • Release: 2001-02-19
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 400 page
  • ISBN: 1101202955
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A mother and daughter find what they share in their bones in this compelling novel from the bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club and Where the Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir. Ruth Young and her widowed mother have always had a difficult relationship. But when she discovers writings that vividly describe her mother’s tumultuous life growing up in China, Ruth discovers a side of LuLing that she never knew existed. Transported to a backwoods village known as Immortal Heart, Ruth learns of secrets passed along by a mute nursemaid, Precious Auntie; of a cave where dragon bones are mined; of the crumbling ravine known as the End of the World; and of the curse that LuLing believes she released through betrayal. Within the calligraphied pages awaits the truth about a mother's heart, secrets she cannot tell her daughter, yet hopes she will never forget... Conjuring the pain of broken dreams and the power of myths, The Bonesetter’s Daughter is an excavation of the human spirit: the past, its deepest wounds, its most profound hopes.

The Bonesetter   s Daughter

The Bonesetter s Daughter


  • Release: 2012-05-31
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 352 page
  • ISBN: 9780007380961
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A major novel from the internationally bestselling author of ‘The Joy Luck Club’, ‘The Kitchen God’s Wife’ and ‘The Hundred Secret Senses’.

The Bonesetter s Daughter

The Bonesetter s Daughter


  • Release: 2001
  • Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 353 page
  • ISBN: UOM:39015051302886
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Struggling to regain her voice and express her true feelings to her husband, ghostwriter Ruth Young discovers that her inability to speak closely parallels the story of her mother LuLing's early life in China, where Ruth finds the famous bonesetter, a woman whose mouth was sealed shut during a suicide attempt.

The Opposite of Fate

The Opposite of Fate


  • Release: 2003
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 398 page
  • ISBN: 0399150749
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The author reflects on her family's Chinese American legacy, her experiences as a writer, her survival of natural disasters, and her struggle to manage three family members afflicted with brain disease.

Mother

Mother


  • Release: 1996-05-01
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 349 page
  • ISBN: 9780671529987
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An anthology of poems includes selections written by such writers as Mary Higgins Clark, Amy Tan, and Faye Kellerman

The Kitchen God s Wife

The Kitchen God s Wife


  • Release: 2006-09-21
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 416 page
  • ISBN: 9781101007150
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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.

Fate  Luck  Chance

Fate Luck Chance


  • Release: 2008-08-20
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 199 page
  • ISBN: UOM:39015082688055
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Accompanied by Tan's complete libretto for the opera, an intriguing study follows the process of translating Amy Tan's best-selling novel, The Bonesetter's Daughter, into a new opera to debut in 2008 at the San Francisco Opera, examining the entire creative process, the collaboration between Tan and composer Stewart Wallace, and more.

The Joy Luck Club

The Joy Luck Club


  • Release: 2006-09-21
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 288 page
  • ISBN: 1101502738
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“The Joy Luck Club is one of my favorite books. From the moment I first started reading it, I knew it was going to be incredible. For me, it was one of those once-in-a-lifetime reading experiences that you cherish forever. It inspired me as a writer and still remains hugely inspirational.” —Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians Amy Tan’s beloved, New York Times bestselling tale of mothers and daughters Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's "saying" the stories. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk. United in shared unspeakable loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Rather than sink into tragedy, they choose to gather to raise their spirits and money. "To despair was to wish back for something already lost. Or to prolong what was already unbearable." Forty years later the stories and history continue. With wit and sensitivity, Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful, often tender, and always deep connection between mothers and daughters. As each woman reveals her secrets, trying to unravel the truth about her life, the strings become more tangled, more entwined. Mothers boast or despair over daughters, and daughters roll their eyes even as they feel the inextricable tightening of their matriarchal ties. Tan is an astute storyteller, enticing readers to immerse themselves into these lives of complexity and mystery.

The Hundred Secret Senses

The Hundred Secret Senses


  • Release: 1995-10-17
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 368 page
  • ISBN: 1101202947
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The Hundred Secret Senses is an exultant novel about China and America, love and loyalty, the identities we invent and the true selves we discover along the way. Olivia Laguni is half-Chinese, but typically American in her uneasiness with her patchwork family. And no one in Olivia's family is more embarrassing to her than her half-sister, Kwan Li. For Kwan speaks mangled English, is cheerfully deaf to Olivia's sarcasm, and sees the dead with her "yin eyes." Even as Olivia details the particulars of her decades-long grudge against her sister (who, among other things, is a source of infuriatingly good advice), Kwan Li is telling her own story, one that sweeps us into the splendor, squalor, and violence of Manchu China. And out of the friction between her narrators, Amy Tan creates a work that illuminates both the present and the past sweetly, sadly, hilariously, with searing and vivid prose. "Truly magical...unforgettable...this novel...shimmer[s] with meaning."--San Diego Tribune "The Hundred Secret Senses doesn't simply return to a world but burrows more deeply into it, following new trails to fresh revelations."--Newsweek

The Valley Of Amazement

The Valley Of Amazement


  • Release: 2013-11-05
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 608 page
  • ISBN: 9781443410243
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New York Times bestseller The Valley of Amazement is an evocative epic of two women's intertwined fates and their search for identity—from the lavish parlors of Shanghai courtesans to the fog-shrouded mountains of a remote Chinese village. Shanghai, 1912. Violet Minturn is the daughter of the American madam of the city’s most exclusive courtesan house. But when the Ching dynasty is overturned, Violet is separated from her mother and forced to become a “virgin courtesan.” Spanning more than forty years and two continents, Amy Tan’s newest novel maps the lives of three generations of women—and the mystery of an evocative painting known as “The Valley of Amazement.” Moving from the collapse of China’s last imperial dynasty to the growth of anti-foreign sentiment and the inner workings of courtesan houses, The Valley of Amazement interweaves the story of Violet, a celebrated Shanghai courtesan on a quest for both love and identity, and her mother, Lucia, an American woman whose search for penance leads them to an unexpected reunion. The Valley of Amazement is a deeply moving narrative of family secrets, legacies, and the profound connections between mothers and daughters, reminiscent of the compelling territory Tan so expertly mapped in The Joy Luck Club. With her characteristic wisdom, grace, and humor, Tan conjures up a story of inherited trauma, desire, deception, and the power and stubbornness of love.