The bonesetter's daughter

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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.
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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.
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subject_facetAutographs
China -- Antiquities -- Fiction
China -- Fiction
Chinese American families -- California -- San Francisco -- Fiction
Chinese American families -- Fiction
Chinese American women -- Fiction
Domestic fiction, American
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
Peking man -- China -- Fiction
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Fiction
Special collections -- Sacramento Public Library
Tan, Amy -- Autographs
Women -- China -- Fiction
Women immigrants -- California -- San Francisco -- Fiction
Women immigrants -- Fiction
title_displayThe bonesetter's daughter
title_fullThe Bonesetter's Daughter
The bonesetter's daughter / Amy Tan
The bonesetter's daughter [sound recording] / Amy Tan
title_shortThe bonesetter's daughter
topic_facetAntiquities
Chinese American families
Chinese American women
Domestic fiction, American
Drama
Fiction
Literature
Mothers and daughters
Peking man
Sacramento Public Library
Special collections
Tan, Amy
Women
Women immigrants