November’s Book of the Month: The Bonesetter’s Daughter

“[An] absorbing tale of the mother-daughter bond . . . this book sing[s] with emotion and insight.” –People

It took seven days of nominations, seven days of votes and a tie breaker to castMocha Girls Read November’s book selection winner The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan Take a minute to see what this book and the author are all about.

Synopsis

Ruth Young and her widowed mother, LuLing, have always had a tumultuous relationship. Now, before she succumbs to forgetfulness, LuLing gives Ruth some of her writings, which reveal a side of LuLing that Ruth has never known. . . .
In a remote mountain village where ghosts and tradition rule, LuLing grows up in the care of her mute Precious Auntie as the family endures a curse laid upon a relative known as the bonesetter. When headstrong LuLing rejects the marriage proposal of the coffinmaker, a shocking series of events are set in motion–all of which lead back to Ruth and LuLing in modern San Francisco. The truth that Ruth learns from her mother’s past will forever change her perception of family, love, and forgiveness.

Author’s Bio

Image of Amy TanAmy Tan is the author of The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God’s Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter’s Daughter, The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life, and two children’s books, The Moon Lady and Sagwa, which has now been adapted as a PBS production. Tan was also a co-producer and co-screenwriter of the film version of The Joy Luck Club, and her essays and stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. Her work has been translated into thirty-five languages. She lives with her husband in San Francisco and New York.  (Read more)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8D0pwe4vaQo
www.amytan.net
https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAmyTan

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Congratulations to Amy Tan for becoming Mocha Girls Read book for the month for November 2012.

Feel free to leave comments and thoughts here as you are reading the book. I’m looking forward to reading this book and hearing what everyone thinks of it.

Keep the pages turning!

♥Mocha Girl Alysia♥

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