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The bonesetter's daughter

Author: Amy Tan
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Set in contemporary San Francisco and in a Chinese village where Peking Man is unearthed, "The Bonesetter's Daughter" is an excavation of the human spirit: the past, its deepest wounds, its most profound hopes. This is the story of LuLing Young, who searches for the name of her mother, the daughter of the famous Bonesetter from the Mouth of the Mountain. The story conjures the pain of broken dreams, the power of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tan, Amy.
Bonesetter's daughter.
New York : G.P. Putnam's, b2001
(OCoLC)606520547
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Tan
ISBN: 0399146431 9780399146435 0399146857 9780399146855
OCLC Number: 44883576
Description: 353 p. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Amy Tan.

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Set in contemporary San Francisco and in a Chinese village where Peking Man is unearthed, "The Bonesetter's Daughter" is an excavation of the human spirit: the past, its deepest wounds, its most profound hopes. This is the story of LuLing Young, who searches for the name of her mother, the daughter of the famous Bonesetter from the Mouth of the Mountain. The story conjures the pain of broken dreams, the power of myths, and the strength of love that enables us to recover in memory what we have lost in grief.

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by Junisahn (WorldCat user published 2006-04-12) Excellent Permalink
Reading The Bonesetter's Daughter, like reading all of Amy Tan's books, is truly like taking a trip. Upon finishing this book, I felt absolute exhaustion from the emotional journey, fueled by stunning imagery: it is possible to "see" this book. IMO, this is Tan's best work to date.
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