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The Resource The bonesetter's daughter, Amy Tan

The bonesetter's daughter, Amy Tan

Label
The bonesetter's daughter
Title
The bonesetter's daughter
Statement of responsibility
Amy Tan
Title variation
bonesetters daughter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Synopsis: Set in contemporary San Francisco and in a Chinese village where Peking Man is unearthed, The Bonesetter's Daughter is an excavation of the human spirit: the past, its deepest wounds, its most profound hopes. This is the story of LuLing Young, who searches for the name of her mother, the daughter of the famous Bonesetter from the Mouth of the Mountain. The story conjures the pain of broken dreams, the power of myths, and the strength of love that enables us to recover in memory what we have lost in grief. Tan has a master's degree in linguistics from San Jose State University and worked as a language specialist to programs serving children with developmental disabilities
Summary
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
Theme
Storyline
Tone
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Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2001
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
058446
Cataloging source
AKD
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Tan, Amy
Dewey number
  • FIC
  • 813.5
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chinese American families
  • Chinese American women
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Women immigrants
  • Women
  • China
  • Chinese American families
  • Chinese American women
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Women
  • Women immigrants
  • China
Target audience
adult
Label
The bonesetter's daughter, Amy Tan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : G.P. Putnam's, 2001
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm51620751
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Ballantine Trade Books ed.
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9780345457370
Lccn
02095642
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)51620751
Label
The bonesetter's daughter, Amy Tan
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : G.P. Putnam's, 2001
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm51620751
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Ballantine Trade Books ed.
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9780345457370
Lccn
02095642
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)51620751

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