Kitchen God's Wife

ISBN-10: 0143038109

ISBN-13: 9780143038108

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Authors: Amy Tan
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Description: 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 terible 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 tha led to Winnie's coming to America in 1949.

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/21/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Writer Amy Tan was born on February 19, 1952 in Oakland, California. She received a master's degree in linguistics from San Jose State University. She worked as a freelance business writer, but eventually turned to fiction. Her first book, The Joy Luck Club, was nominated for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award and was a recipient of the Commonwealth Gold Award. The Joy Luck Club was also adapted into a feature film in 1994. Tan's titles have been translated into more than 20 languages. Her other novels include: The Kitchen God's Wife, The Bonesetter's Daughter, and The Valley of Amazement.

Life and Background
Introduction to the Novel
A Brief Synopsis
List of Characters
Chronology of Historical and Fictional Events
Critical Commentaries
Genealogies
Map
Critical Essays
Review Questions and Essay Topics
Amy Tan's Published Works
Selected Bibliography
Historical Background Bibliography
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