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The bonesetter's daughter / Amy Tan.

By: Tan, Amy
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's , b2001Description: 353 p. ; 24 cmISBN: 0399146431 (acidfree paper); 0399146857 (limited ed.)Subject(s): Chinese American families -- Fiction | Chinese American women -- Fiction | Mothers and daughters -- Fiction | Women immigrants -- Fiction | Women -- China -- Fiction | China -- FictionGenre/Form: Domestic fiction.DDC classification: 813.54 LOC classification: PS3570.A48 | B6 2001Dissertation note: In memories that rise like wisps of ghosts, LuLing Young searches for the name of her mother, the daughter of the Famous Bonesetter from the Mouth of the Mountain. Trying to hold on to the evaporating past, she begins to write 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 and his two teenage daughters. None of her professional sound bites and pat homilies works for her personal life; she knows only how to translate what others want to say.
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In memories that rise like wisps of ghosts, LuLing Young searches for the name of her mother, the daughter of the Famous Bonesetter from the Mouth of the Mountain. Trying to hold on to the evaporating past, she begins to write 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 and his two teenage daughters. None of her professional sound bites and pat homilies works for her personal life; she knows only how to translate what others want to say.

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