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Planned Books

Books I'm Reading:
The Russian Saga-Kate Furnivall
1. The Jewel of St Petersburg 79/250
The EarthSong Trilogy-Mary Mackey
3. The Fires of Spring 95/378
The Story of the Stone-Xueqin Cao
1. The Golden Days 431/525
The Elven Nations Trilogy- Paul Thompson, Douglas Niles, Tonya Carter
1. Firstborn 51/305
D'Artagnan Romances-Alexandre Dumas
4. Louise De la Valliere 346/671
Sisters of the Black Moon- FJ Pesando 288/414
The Decameron- Giovanni Boccaccio 169/833
The Moonstone- Wilkie Collins 76/434
 Books that are waiting for reviews:
Tigress Sextet-Jade Lee (Will not get or read Desperate Tigress and Corned Tigress)
6. Tempted Tigress
Earthsong Trilogy-Mary Mackey
1. The year the horses came
2. Horses at the gate
The Chosen-Chaim Potok
The Promise-Chaim Potok
Tell me your secrets-Cara Summers
Coyote Dreams-Jessica Davis Stein
The Secret Life of the bees-Sue Monk Kidd
'Till Morning Comes-Han Suyin
North China Lover-Marguerite Duras
The Mysteries of Udolpho- Ann Radcliffe
Gone with the wi…

Book Review of the Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan

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Name of book: The Kitchen God's Wife

Author Name: Amy Tan

ISBN: 0-8041-0753-X

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Type of book: Young adult? (Not sure if schools use this book for curriculum) Adult, fantasy China, historical, modern

Year it was published: 1991

Summary:

From amazon: " Fans of Tan's Joy Luck Club (Putnam, 1989) will love her powerful second novel. Here she creates an absorbing story about the lives of a Chinese mother and her adult American-born daughter. Pressured to reveal to the young woman her secret past in war-torn China in the 1940s, Winnie weaves an unbelievable account of a childhood of loneliness and abandonment and a young adulthood marred by a nightmarish arranged marriage. Winnie survives her many ordeals because of the friendship and strength of her female friends, the love of her second husband, and her own steadfast courage and endurance. At the conclusion, her secrets are uncovered and she shares a trust/love relationship with her daughter, Pearl, that w…