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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9781101202951
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display_description 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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subject_facet Autographs, 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_display The bonesetter's daughter
title_full The Bonesetter's Daughter, The bonesetter's daughter / Amy Tan, The bonesetter's daughter [sound recording] / Amy Tan
title_short The bonesetter's daughter
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topic_facet Antiquities, 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