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ISBN13: 9780804111096
ISBN10: 080411109x
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"THE WISEST AND MOST CAPTIVATING NOVEL TAN HAS WRITTEN."--The Boston Sunday Globe

"TRULY MAGICAL . . . UNFORGETTABLE . . . The first-person narrator is Olivia Laguni, and her unrelenting nemesis from childhood on is her half-sister, Kwan Li. . . . It is Kwan's haunting predictions, her implementation of the secret senses, and her linking of the present with the past that cause this novel to shimmer with meaning--and to leave it in the readers mind when the book has long been finished."

--The San Diego Tribune

"HER MOST POLISHED WORK . . . Tan is a wonderful storyteller, and the story's many strands--Olivia's childhood, her courtship and marriage, Kwan's ghost stories and village tales--propel the work to its climactic but bittersweet end." --USA Today

"TAN HAS ONCE MORE PRODUCED A NOVEL WONDERFULLY LIKE A HOLOGRAM: turn it this way and find Chinese-Americans shopping and arguing in San Francisco; turn it that way and the Chinese of Changmian village in 1864 are fleeing into the hills to hide from the rampaging Manchus. . . . THE HUNDRED SECRET SENSES doesn't simply return to a world but burrows more deeply into it, following new trails to fresh revelations.

--Newsweek

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pdxthunder, August 31, 2012 (view all comments by pdxthunder)
I loved all of Amy Tan's books. All of her books have such an ease to them, blending together the past and the present, highlighting relationships between mothers and daughters and making foreign places so familiar. I just happened to read this one last, after "Saving Fish From Drowning". "The Hundred Secret Senses" remains my favorite of all of them. It starts as such a casual story about relationships in general. The read felt like I was on a holiday. The last two chapters were Truly MAGICAL, I'll never forget Kwan finding the music box and the little hairs standing up on my arm. I often donate books after reading them but this one's mine, sitting on a shelf waiting for me to revisit it. Can't wait for her new book coming out late this year. Thank you Amy Tan, and thank you Powell's Books.
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iluvhart252, May 16, 2007 (view all comments by iluvhart252)
I think Tan wrote an excellent book and the first-person narration is great. One of her best yet!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780804111096
Author:
Tan, Amy
Publisher:
Ivy Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
China
Subject:
San Francisco (Calif.)
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
San francisco
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Chinese American women
Subject:
China Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
19961030
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
6.86x4.18x1.04 in. .43 lbs.

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