The Bonesetter's Daughter

The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan
403 pages
finished: June 24, 2007
rating: 3/5

First sentences:
These are the things I know are true: My name is LuLing Liu Young. The Names of my husbands were Pan Kai Jing and Edwin Young, both of them dead and our secrets gone with them.

Recommend: Yes, with reservations. It has been quite a while since I read Amy Tan's first three books and this fourth one did fall short of my expectations. Amy Tan fans will enjoy but if you haven't read Tan before I do not recommend this as your first read, try The Joy Luck Club or The Hundred Secret Senses instead.


  1. I've seen this book around and the cover looks very appealing. I tried Joy Luck Club when I was younger (maybe even still in high school), and couldn't finish it (odd for me). Hmmm...


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