The Kitchen God's Wife

by Amy Tan | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0804109621 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingApoloniaXwing of Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin Germany on 5/27/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by wingApoloniaXwing from Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin Germany on Wednesday, May 27, 2009
"The Joy Luck Club, Tan's remarkable and successful first novel, is followed by this chronicle of Chinese-American life, which shows Tan's growth as a writer. Pearl, the American-born daughter of immigrants, begins the tale with an uneasy visit to her mother for Grand Auntie Du's funeral. Misunderstanding runs deep between mother and daughter: Pearl is married with two young girls of her own, but her mother's life is largely incomprehensible to her. This leads to the large second part of the novel, told in mother Winnie's voice of her young womanhood in World War II-era China. Tan is a gifted natural storyteller."

Journal Entry 2 by wingApoloniaXwing at By Mail, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Friday, June 05, 2009

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... another RABCK sent off .... :-)

Journal Entry 3 by KJSkye from Hengelo, Overijssel Netherlands on Tuesday, June 09, 2009
What a lovely surprise to have received this book today in my mail box! The book looks interesting and I shall begin reading it very soon. Thanks for being so generous.I will journal again after I have read this, and I already know someone to pass it on to later!

Journal Entry 4 by KJSkye from Hengelo, Overijssel Netherlands on Thursday, July 16, 2009
Great story. I really liked it. I am going to pass this book on to chamonix44 in Almelo. She has been wanting to read this, too.

Journal Entry 5 by KJSkye at Almelo, Overijssel Netherlands on Thursday, July 16, 2009

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I will give this book to chamonix44 this evening.

UPDATE: I gave it to her on 17th July!

ENJOY!

Journal Entry 6 by chamonix44 from Almelo, Overijssel Netherlands on Friday, July 17, 2009
Thank you KJSkye for this book. I will hopefully get around to reading it soon. Have a few more to read first.

Amazon Editorial Review:
"Tan is one of the prime storytellers writing fiction today."
NEWSWEEK
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.
"The kind of novel that can be read and reread with enormous pleasure."
CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Journal Entry 7 by chamonix44 from Almelo, Overijssel Netherlands on Saturday, August 15, 2009
Wow! What a great book! Sad, moving, happy, shocking! What a terrible life poor Winnie had! I loved this book and I would recommend it to anyone. I think I will be taking this book to pass on to someone in England the next time I go there, or mailing it out as a RABCK.

Journal Entry 8 by chamonix44 at controlled release, a controlled release -- Controlled Releases on Monday, October 19, 2009

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I am sending this book out to the winner of the International RABCK Sweepstake October, nediamnori87, and I'm releasing it in memory of Tânia Maia, Snowshoee, (1982-2009).
This is a story about life in Old China. I really enjoyed it, and I hope you will too!
I have also enclosed a small HGG package in with the book.

Journal Entry 9 by nediamnori87 from St Andrews, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, October 26, 2009
Thank you for the book! and all the other things that came along with it I'll be sending you a PM shortly to that effect! It's wonderful to be sent a book that has already been enjoyed by other people and I look forward to reading it and passing it on to others.

Thank you again

Journal Entry 10 by nediamnori87 from St Andrews, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, April 15, 2010
Reserved to send to Hayes13 as part of the tbr virtual book box

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