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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