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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0143038109
ISBN-13: 9780143038108
Sku: 202875891
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.5L x 0.75T
Pages:  416
Age Range:  22 to UP
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Winnie Louie, an aging Chinese woman convinced that she will die soon, decides to unburden herself by divulging the secrets of those closest to her and to her suspicious, Americanized daughter. *Author: Tan, Amy *Publication Date: 2006/09/30 *Number of Pages: 415 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.00
Pearl gradually comes to understand her mother Jiang Weili (Winnie) as a heroic survivor, not a troublesome anachronism, as they begin to reveal secrets about themselves to one another. Winnie tells the story of how she escaped a horrible marriage to a cowardly fighter pilot in the Sino-Japanese war and how he may or may not be Pearl's father. Meanwhile Pearl gathers the strength confide her great secret, that she has multiple sclerosis, to her mother.
Author Bio
Amy Tan
Tan's mother was a nurse, her father a minister who died when Amy was 15. The family moved to Switzerland but returned to California after a few years, where Tan attended San Jose State. After college, she married and held a variety of writing and editing jobs. A self-confessed workaholic, Tan also took up fiction writing (as well as jazz piano) and began chronicling the lives of Chinese-American women like the ones she had known growing up. Her staggeringly successful first novel, THE JOY LUCK CLUB, was published in 1989 and made into a film for which Tan co-wrote the screenplay.


Globe and Mail (Toronto)
"A fine novel.... exuberant storytelling and rich drama." - Charles Foran 06/29/1991

Washington Post Book World
"'The Kitchen God's Wife' is bigger, bolder and, I have to say, better." - Wendy Law-Yone 06/16/1991

"Tan has transcended herself again." - Pico Iyer 06/03/1991

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   18
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0416
Product attributePublisher:   Penguin Books
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