The Bonesetter's Daughter, Amy Tan
Amy Tan

The Bonesetter's Daughter

408 printed pages
  • 🎯2
  • 👍2
  • 🔮1
A major novel from the internationally bestselling author of ‘The Joy Luck Club’, ‘The Kitchen God’s Wife’ and ‘The Hundred Secret Senses’.
LuLing Young is in her eighties, and finally beginning to feel the effects of old age. Trying to hold on to the evaporating past, she begins to write down all that she can remember of her life as a girl in China. Meanwhile, her daughter Ruth, a ghostwriter for authors of self-help books, is losing the ability to speak up for herself in front of the man she lives with. LuLing can only look on, helpless: her prickly relationship with her daughter does not make it easy to discuss such matters. In turn, Ruth has begun to suspect that something is wrong with her mother: she says so many confusing and contradictory things.
Ruth decides to move in with her ailing mother, and while tending to her discovers the story LuLing wrote in Chinese, of her tumultuous life growing up in a remote mountain village known as Immortal Heart. LuLing tells of the secrets passed along by her mute nursemaid, Precious Auntie; of a cave where dragon bones are mined and where Peking Man was discovered; of the crumbling ravine known as the End of the World, where Precious Auntie's bones lie, and of the curse that LuLing believes she released through betrayal. Like layers of sediment being removed, each page unfolds into an even greater mystery: Who was Precious Auntie, whose suicide changed the path of LuLing's life?
Set in contemporary San Francisco and pre-war China, ‘The Bonesetter’s Daughter’ is an excavation of the human spirit. With great warmth and humour, Amy Tan gives us a mesmerising story of a mother and daughter discovering together that what they share in their bones through history and heredity is priceless beyond measure.
To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. How do I upload a book?
Search on Google
Impression
Add to shelf
8Bookshelves2Impressions
0Quotes
  • 🎯Worthwhile2
  • 👍Worth reading2
  • 🔮Hidden Depths1
Sign in or Register
b2060880335
b2060880335shared an impression2 years ago
👍Worth reading
💡Learnt A Lot
🎯Worthwhile

Читайте эту книгу! Узнавайте как живут другие люди! Любите своих матерей!

kerynsalter
kerynsaltershared an impression3 years ago
👍Worth reading
🔮Hidden Depths
🎯Worthwhile

Maternidades poco convencionales, LibrosB4Tipos
Mum's the Word, Bookmate
Bookmate
Mum's the Word
  • 12
  • 22
English fiction, Мария Мару
Мария Мару
English fiction
  • 66
  • 10
Helle, Helle Sjølander Goodman Pihl
Helle Sjølander Goodman Pihl
Helle
  • 147
  • 2
ХудЛит, Ксения Буковская
Ксения Буковская
ХудЛит
  • 132
  • 2
fb2epub
Drag & drop your files (not more than 5 at once)