Sunday, June 30, 2013

WOW Book Club - July 2013: The Bonesetter's Daughter

Now in July summer, we're heading to a Chinese-American tale for perhaps a lighter fiction novel with The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan. 

Here's a Book Summary:
Ruth decides to move in with her ailing mother, LuLing Young and while tending to her discovers the story LuLing wrote in Chinese, of her tumultuous life growing up in a remote mountain village known as Immortal Heart. LuLing tells of the secrets passed along by her mute nursemaid, Precious Auntie; of a cave where dragon bones are mined and where Peking Man was discovered; of the crumbling ravine known as the End of the World, where Precious Auntie’s bones lie, and of the curse that LuLing believes she released through betrayal…

Set in contemporary San Francisco and pre-war China, The Bonesetter’s Daughter is an excavation of the human spirit. With great warmth and humour, Amy Tan gives us a mesmerising story of a mother and daughter discovering together that what they share in their bones through history and heredity is priceless beyond measure.

We'll be meeting in the Potrero Hill neighborhood on Sunday July 21 at 2pm at the The Thinker's Cafe.

Next Book to Read:
Daughters who walk this path - Yejide Kilanko (Nigeria)