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The Resource The kitchen god's wife, Amy Tan

The kitchen god's wife, Amy Tan

Label
The kitchen god's wife
Title
The kitchen god's wife
Statement of responsibility
Amy Tan
Title variation
kitchen gods wife
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: Winnie and Helen have kept each other's worst secrets for more than fifty years. Now, because she believes she is dying, Helen wants to expose everything. And Winnie angrily determines that she must be the one to tell her daughter, Pearl, about the past-including the terrible truth even Helen does not know. And so begins Winnie's story of her life on a small island outside Shanghai in the 1920s, and other places in China during World War II, and traces the happy and desperate events that led to Winnie's coming to America in 1949
Summary
For forty years, in China and in San Francisco, Winnie Louie and Helen Kwong have kept certian confidences. Suddenly, those shattering secrets are about to be revealed. So begins a series of comic misunderstandings and heartbreaking realizations about luck, loss, and trust; about the things a mother cannot tell her daughter, the secrets daughters keep, and the miraculous resiliency of love
Theme
Storyline
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Character
Award
ALA Notable Book, 1992.
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058449
Cataloging source
FHF
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Tan, Amy
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Chinese American families
  • Chinese Americans
  • Mothers and daughters
  • California
  • China
  • Chinese Americans
  • Domestic fiction
  • Mothers and daughters
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The kitchen god's wife, Amy Tan
Instantiates
Publication
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
ocm77058939
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
415 pages
Isbn
9780143038108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)77058939
Label
The kitchen god's wife, Amy Tan
Publication
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
ocm77058939
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
415 pages
Isbn
9780143038108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)77058939

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