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The Bonesetter's Daughter

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The Bonesetter's Daughter

by Amy Tan
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Set in Contemporary San Francisco and in a Chinese village where Peking Man is being unearthed, The Bonesetter's Daughter is an excavation of the human spirit: the past, its deepest wounds, its most profound hopes. The story conjures the pain of broken dream, the power of myths, and the strength of love that enables us to recover in memory what we have lost in grief. Over the course of one fog-shrouded year, between one season of falling stars and the next, mother and daughter find what they share in their bones through heredity, history, and inexpressible qualities of love.

Set in Contemporary San Francisco and in a Chinese village where Peking Man is being unearthed, The Bonesetter's Daughter is an excavation of the human spirit: the past, its deepest wounds, its most profound hopes. The story conjures the pain of broken dream, the power of myths, and the strength of love that enables us to recover in memory what we have lost in grief. Over the course of one fog-shrouded year, between one season of falling stars and the next, mother and daughter find what they share in their bones through heredity, history, and inexpressible qualities of love.

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  • Amy Tan is the author of The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God's Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses and two children's books, The Moon Lady and Chinese Siamese Cat ,which will be adapted as a PBS series for children for Fall 2001. Tan was a co-producer and co-screenwriter of the film version of The Joy Luck CLub, and her essays and stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. Her work has been translated into more than 25 languages. She lives with her husband in San Francisco and New York.

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