Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The Bonesetter's Daughter

library book

I love this book, it was wonderful. I'm going to give it a great big 5.

The story is divided into two parts with the daughter's story bracketing the mother's.

In the beginning Ruth is struggling with the relationships in her life. She is feeling lost in her relationship with Art and doesn't understand what is happening with her mother, LuLing. When she finally decides to have her mother's writing translated to English she learns about her mother, many things she didn't know. Not reading this mirrors that same action by her mother concerning Precious Auntie's writing. The middle of the book tells LuLing's story. The end of this book returns to Ruth, who now has a greater understanding of her mother. Please read this!


Kelly said...

I am glad you stopped by to see me, and I have bookmarked your blogs! I loved reading your reviews! Love the challenges on the other blog!

Irishcoda said...

I loved the Bonesetter's Daughter, too...I think it's my favorite of Amy Tan's books. I stopped by because you'd left a comment on my photo blog (the tapir) and I want to bookmark your blogs! I'm a serious bookaholic myself and enjoy reading other people's views of books they've read.

naida said...

I'm adding this one to my TBR list.

thanks for the review.