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The Bonesetter's Daughter

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Awards

A New York Times Notable Book of 2001

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

US

Review:

"[An] absorbing tale of the mother-dauthter bond....This book sing[s] with emotion and insight." People

Review:

"Amy Tan [has] done it again....The Bonesetter?s Daughter tells a compelling tale of family relationships; it layers and stirs themes of secrets, ambiguous meanings, cultural complexity and self-identity; and it resonates with metaphor and symbol." The Denver Post

Review:

"For Tan, the true keeper of memory is language, and so the novel is layered with stories that have been written down?by mothers for their daughters, passing along secrets that cannot be said out loud but must not be forgotten." The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Tan at her best....Rich and hauntingly forlorn...the writing is so exacting and unique in its detail." San Francisco Chronicle

Review:

"The Bonesetter?s Daughter dramatically chronicles the tortured, devoted relationship between LuLing Young and her daughter Ruth....A strong novel, filled with idiosyncratic, sympathetic characters, haunting images, historical complexity, significant contemporary themes, and suspenseful mystery." Los Angeles Times

Review:

"In its rich character portrayals and sensitivity to the nuances of mother-daughter relationships, Tan's new novel is the real successor to, and equal of, The Joy Luck Club....The novel exhibits a poignant clarity as it investigates the dilemma of adult children who must become caretakers of their elderly parents, a situation Tan articulates with integrity and exemplary empathy for both generations." Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Amy Tan is the author of The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God?s Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, and two children?s books, The Moon Lady and The Chinese Siamese Cat, which has been adapted as Sagwa, a PBS series for children. Tan was also the co-producer and co-screenwriter of the film version of The Joy Luck Club, and her essays and stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. Her work has been translated into more than twenty-five languages. Tan, who has a master?s degree in linguistics from San Jose University, has worked as a language specialist to programs serving children with developmental disabilities. She lives with her husband in San Francisco and New York.

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TreeLover, April 16, 2010 (view all comments by TreeLover)
Amy Tan weaves a masterful narrative following the interwoven stories of three strong women characters, Ruth, Luling, and Precious Auntie. Her novel grapples with themes of Chinese-American immigrant identity, storytelling, memory, ghosts, and mother-daughter relationships. For any reader of fiction, this novel "gives voice" to an exquisite familial history. You will undoubtedly enjoy Tan's fluid and touching writing style.
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peqchica5, April 20, 2006 (view all comments by peqchica5)
I loved this book. It touch me. I really connected to Ruth. I enjoyed reading the book. It was my favorite book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780804114981
Author:
Tan, Amy
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
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Women
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China
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Mothers and daughters
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Women immigrants
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Chinese American families
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Domestic fiction
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Chinese American women
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General Fiction
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Literary
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Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
v. 5, no. 4
Publication Date:
20020131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
7.14x4.44x1.13 in. .45 lbs.

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Product details 416 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780804114981 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[An] absorbing tale of the mother-dauthter bond....This book sing[s] with emotion and insight."
"Review" by , "Amy Tan [has] done it again....The Bonesetter?s Daughter tells a compelling tale of family relationships; it layers and stirs themes of secrets, ambiguous meanings, cultural complexity and self-identity; and it resonates with metaphor and symbol."
"Review" by , "For Tan, the true keeper of memory is language, and so the novel is layered with stories that have been written down?by mothers for their daughters, passing along secrets that cannot be said out loud but must not be forgotten."
"Review" by , "Tan at her best....Rich and hauntingly forlorn...the writing is so exacting and unique in its detail."
"Review" by , "The Bonesetter?s Daughter dramatically chronicles the tortured, devoted relationship between LuLing Young and her daughter Ruth....A strong novel, filled with idiosyncratic, sympathetic characters, haunting images, historical complexity, significant contemporary themes, and suspenseful mystery."
"Review" by , "In its rich character portrayals and sensitivity to the nuances of mother-daughter relationships, Tan's new novel is the real successor to, and equal of, The Joy Luck Club....The novel exhibits a poignant clarity as it investigates the dilemma of adult children who must become caretakers of their elderly parents, a situation Tan articulates with integrity and exemplary empathy for both generations."
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