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The Kitchen God's Wife e-book


Amy Tan






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G. P. Putnam's Sons; 1st edition (June 17, 1991)





The Kitchen God's Wife e-book

by Amy Tan

The Kitchen God’s Wife is a single, bold blossom that represents Tan’s own flowering as a novelist.

The Kitchen God’s Wife is a single, bold blossom that represents Tan’s own flowering as a novelist. The narrative is so powerful, so true, that one believes wholeheartedly in Winnie, that her story was somehow fated to be told.

The Kitchen God's Wife is the second novel by Chinese-American author, Amy Tan. First published in 1991, it deals extensively with Sino-American female identity and draws on the story of her mother's life. The book was largely considered a commercial success, making best sellers lists in several countries worldwide. Amy Tan was born in Oakland, California, to Chinese immigrant parents.

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The Kitchen God's Wife was my second novel by Amy Tan. As it often the case with Tan, this novel focuses . Tan also writes about female friendships, husband/wife relationships in this book. Her writing is beautiful and lyrical. I enjoyed how Winnie's story was told. As it often the case with Tan, this novel focuses on the dynamics of an American Chinese family, more precisely on the relationship between a mother and a daughter. There are other characters, but there is no doubt that the mother and the daughter are the protagonists of this novel. Pear and Winnie are not only the sole narrators, they are what this novel is about. The Kitchen God’s Wife opens with the daughter’s narration.

The Kitchen God's Wife. Amy Tan is the American-born author who achieved world prominence with the publication of the mega-bestseller The Joy Luck Club

The Kitchen God's Wife. She visited China for the first time in 1987 and found it just as her mother had said: "As soon as my feet touched China, I be. The Best American Short Stories 1999.

The Kitchen God’s Wife. Thus begins a story that takes us back to Shanghai in the 1920s, through the Second World War and the harrowing events that led to Winnie’s arrival in America in 1949. The international bestseller from the much-loved author of ‘The Joy Luck Club’ and ‘The Bonesetter’s Daughter’. The story is one of innocence and its loss, tragedy and survival, and, most of all, the enduring qualities of hope, love and friendship. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

The Kitchen God& Wife, Tan, Amy. Варианты приобретения. Описание: For readers of Amy Tan's bestselling novel, The Valley of Amazement, and her new memoir, Where the Past Begins, revisit her classic tale of mothers and daughters. Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's "saying" the stories. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk.

The mesmerizing story a Chinese emigre mother tells her daughter. Donor Challenge: Help us reach our goal! To the Internet Archive Community, Time is running out: please help the Internet Archive today. We’re dedicated to reader privacy so we never track you. We never accept ads. But we still need.

The Kitchen God's Wife: A Novel. Now, because she believes she is dying, Helen wants to expose everything.

A Chinese immigrant who is convinced she is dying threatens to celebrate the Chinese New Year by unburdening herself of everybody's hidden truths, thus prompting a series of comic misunderstandings
Amy Tan does it again! In this book, she makes us look at our mothers with different eyes. We think we know them. We wonder how they've survived their ho-hum lives but then we learn they were completely different people before we came along. The bulk of the story is of the mother relaying to her daughter (and us) exactly what happened in her life during the lengthy civil war in China. To say she struggled, would be a gross understatement. She survives and is a great deal sharper than we and her daughter originally gave her credit for. Once you've read this story, you will find yourself giving thanks for so many things we take for granted You'll also find yourself watching your mother when she doesn't know it. The following questions will haunt you: "What was she like when she was twenty? What all has she endured? Could I be as strong as she has been?".
In the spirit of the Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan takes us to the richness and tradition that is China: Pre and slightly post WW II. In this case the mother of a very modernized wife and mother recounts her remarkable tale of fortitude and survival.
I was gripped. I didn't want to put the book down and my head became (temporarily at least) enmeshed in Chinese culture.
Jade Nunez: The Kitchen God’s Wife written by Amy Tan is a book filled with plot twist and drama. It’s an interesting historical fiction book with a different way to present the plot. The story is told by two characters, Winnie and Pearl, and each take turns in their point of view. Throughout their points of view, it takes place in two locations, modern America and China in 1937. They talk with each other as mother a daughter explaining to each other secrets. The mother talks about her life before she came to China and the daughter must confess something. Those two different points of view are in first person and throughout the story it gives greater detail. The story drags in the beginning, the first two chapters, then going further in the story it becomes faster. Due to that I would probably change the beginning since that was the main problem. It seemed like it was filler and keeping away from the main event, but it’s very important to the book. One good thing that makes the story interesting must be the characters and between Winnie and Pearl, Winnie must be the protagonist. What makes her the protagonist is that she goes through a quest in her life and majority of the story is about her. The main antagonist must be confronting themselves with telling the truth. This creates a major conflict of Winnie telling her back story to her daughter before her friend Helen tells the story instead. Due to this conflict the story had a feeling of guilt when they would talk. One of my favorite characters must be Winnie’s mom. Though she has very little scenes into the book, the way that she influences Winnie’s life is very important. She has a huge impact just in her personality and reading when she would talk made her so cool! I’m not a person who reads often, but I would read this book again if needed. I highly recommend this to people who enjoy reading about struggles and family, or to anyone who dedicates themselves to read good books.
The story is just a view of Chinese culture, but it is not written well. Great for teenage level reading , but not even close to being a worthwhile literary escapade. If you enjoy a quick superficial read, this is for you.
Slow but good. I have always enjoyed reading about the Chinese culture and the human element. For me this just moved too slowly. Not a book that I couldn't put down. However, the story is one of relationships between women which I enjoy. A mother tells her grown daughter about her past life in China and reveals a secret that she has kept hidden from her until an Aunt threatens to reveal if the mother doesn't. Will it destroy the relationship?
It was a good book but I didn’t find it as engaging and emotional as the other books of this author. The secrets, lies, disloyalties, half truths in the name of convoluted friendships didn’t ring true. I didn’t like any of the women portrayed in the book - felt empathy for the hardships and cruelties done to her, but didn’t really feel close or vested in her plight.
This is one of my favorite books! I love it. Amy Tan is such a great writer. This book brings you back to China where you get to experience life in an era of communism, what women went through, what life was like, and etc.
When I was reading this I thought about The Joy Luck Club. I read it many years ago but I remember how much I loved the book and especially the new author I discovered-Amy Tan. The Kitchen God’s Wife lives up to the first. It’s a saga that rings true and enriched my life. It is storytelling at its best.

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