Publisher : Penguin
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781101202951
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 400

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.

Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780007380961
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 352

A major novel from the internationally bestselling author of ‘The Joy Luck Club’, ‘The Kitchen God’s Wife’ and ‘The Hundred Secret Senses’.

Publisher : Putnam Publishing Group
Category : Fiction
ISBN : UOM:39015051302886
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 376

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.

Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780345457370
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 400

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.

Publisher : Penguin
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0143038109
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 416

"Remarkable...mesmerizing...compelling.... An entire world unfolds in Tolstoyan tide of event and detail....Give yourself over to the world Ms. Tan creates for you." —The New York Times Book Review Winnie and Helen have kept each other's worst secrets for more than fifty years. Now, because she believes she is dying, Helen wants to expose everything. And Winnie angrily determines that she must be the one to tell her daughter, Pearl, about the past—including the terrible truth even Helen does not know. And so begins Winnie's story of her life on a small island outside Shanghai in the 1920s, and other places in China during World War II, and traces the happy and desperate events that led to Winnie's coming to America in 1949. The Kitchen God's Wife is "a beautiful book" (Los Angeles Times) from the author of bestselling novels like The Joy Luck Club and The Valley of Amazement, and the memoir, Where the Past Begins.

Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780007385690
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 352

The international bestseller from the author of ‘The Joy Luck Club’ and ‘The Bonesetter’s Daughter’.

Publisher : Penguin
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 0399150749
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 428

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.

Publisher : Chronicle Books Llc
Category : Music
ISBN : UOM:39015082688055
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 208

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.

Publisher : Penguin
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781101502730
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 288

“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, now the focus of a new documentary Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir on Netflix 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.

Publisher : Fourth Estate
Category : Novelists, American
ISBN : 0007585578
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 368

Amy of Tan's gifts, the ability to layer images, to command your attention, to shock you with a sudden slipping in of the knife are on display here' Amy Tan's past was gathered together in seven plastic boxes in the corner of her office. They were filled with wedding announcements and condolence cards ; babies' handprints and locks of hair ; the letters from her mother, brimming with anger, heartache and love. In Where the Past Begins, Tan unpacks the vivid memories of her traumatic childhood to reveal the powerful connections between truth and imagination - the spark that has inspired her most beloved novels. Filled with hard-won insights on the nature of creativity, this is a unique look into the mind of an extraordinary storyteller and an exploration of all that made it both unlikely and inevitable that she would become one of America's greatest living writers.