The Kitchen God's Wife: A Novel

September 21, 2006|
The Kitchen God's Wife: A Novel by Amy Tan
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"Remarkable...mesmerizing...compelling.... An entire world unfolds in Tolstoyan tide of event and detail....Give yourself over to the world Ms. Tan creates for you." —The New York Times Book Review

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 terrible 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 that led to Winnie''s coming to America in 1949. The Kitchen God''s Wife is "a beautiful book" (Los Angeles Times) from the author of bestselling novels like The Joy Luck Club and The Valley of Amazement, and the memoir, Where the Past Begins.
Amy Tan is the author of The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God’s Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter’s Daughter, The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life, Saving Fish from Drowning, The Valley of Amazement, and two children’s books, The Moon Lady and&#...
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Title:The Kitchen God's Wife: A Novel
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:416 pages, 8 X 5.3 X 0.88 in
Shipping dimensions:416 pages, 8 X 5.3 X 0.88 in
Published:September 21, 2006
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780143038108

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