The Kitchen God's Wife

The Kitchen God's Wife

Book - 1992
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Random House, Inc.
"Tan is one of the prime storytellers writing fiction today."
NEWSWEEK
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 terible 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 tha led to Winnie's coming to America in 1949.
"The kind of novel that can be read and reread with enormous pleasure."
CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Baker & Taylor
A Chinese immigrant convinced she is dying threatens to celebrate the Chinese New Year by unburdening herself of everybody's secrets, thus prompting a series of misunderstandings. By the author of The Joy Luck Club. Reprint.

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& Taylor

A Chinese immigrant who is convinced she is dying threatens to celebrate the Chinese New Year by unburdening herself of everybody's hidden truths, thus prompting a series of comic misunderstandings

Publisher: New York : Ivy Books, 1992
Edition: First Ballantine Books domestic edition
Copyright Date: ©1991
ISBN: 9780606011778
0606011773
9780804107532
080410753X
Branch Call Number: FICTION TAN
Characteristics: 532 pages ; 18 cm

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Thai5357
Mar 23, 2016

Another great book by Amy Tan! Fantastic story telling and imagery of Chinese life during war time, as well as a nod to family relations. I highly recommend.

dignifieda Dec 29, 2012

This book is for those who love a well told story. The author starts the book out on a humorous note but then spins a tale that is serious and very emotionally engaging. It is also a vividly portrayed story with some of the most beautiful imagery I have ever read. This book will have you thinking about the story and its characters long after you finish reading it. Highly recomended!

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Nubia
Apr 07, 2011

I love this book, because not only I learned how much a person might suffered in life, but also I learned how a family might have many problems and still be able to survive with each other in life. I highly recommend this book by Amy Tan!

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LTHL
Nov 29, 2010

Had to read it for my Lit.Circle in English and it's a great novel to read because it's so realistic.

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“Chance is the first step you take, luck is what comes afterward.”

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