The Kitchen God's Wife

A Novel

by Amy Tan

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  • 110100715X
  • 9780143038108
  • 9781101007150
With the same narrative skills and evocative powers that made her first novel, The Joy Luck Club, a national bestseller, Tan now tells the story of Winnie Louie, an aging Chinese woman unfolding a life's worth of secrets to her suspicious, Americanized daughter.

  • Penguin Publishing Group; September 2006
  • ISBN: 9781101007150
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  • Title: The Kitchen God's Wife
  • Author: Amy Tan
  • Imprint: Penguin Books
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 110100715X
  • 9780143038108
  • 9781101007150

In The Press

"A beautiful book...what fascinates in The Kitchen God's Wife is not only the insistent storytelling but the details of Chinese life and tradition; not only how people lived but how their sensibility shines through, most notably in their speech. Amy Tan has a command with language in which event and concrete perception jump into palpable metaphor, and images from the daily world act like spiritual agents." —Los Angeles Times

"Remarkable...mesmerizing...compelling.... An entire world unfolds in Tolstoyan tide of event and detail....Give yourself over to the world Ms. Tan creates for you." —The New York Times Book Review

 


About The Author

Amy Tan is the author of The Joy Luck ClubThe Kitchen God’s WifeThe Hundred Secret SensesThe Bonesetter’s DaughterThe Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing LifeSaving Fish from DrowningThe Valley of Amazement, and two children’s books, The Moon Lady and The Chinese Siamese Cat, which was adapted into a PBS television series. Tan was also a coproducer and co-screenwriter of the film version of The Joy Luck Club. Her essays and stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, and her work has been translated into thirty-five languages. She lives with her husband in San Francisco and New York.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 110100715X
  • 9780143038108
  • 9781101007150