"The Bonesetter s Daughter" dramatically chronicles the tortured, devoted relationship between LuLing Young and her daughter Ruth. . . . A strong novel, filled with idiosyncratic, sympathetic characters, haunting images, historical complexity, significant contemporary themes, and suspenseful mystery.
"Los Angeles Times"
TAN AT HER BEST . . . Rich and hauntingly forlorn . . . The writing is so exacting and unique in its detail.
"San Francisco Chronicle"
For Tan, the true keeper of memory is language, and so the novel is layered with stories that have been written down by mothers for their daughters, passing along secrets that cannot be said out loud but must not be forgotten.
"The" "New York Times Book Review
AMY TAN HAS] DONE IT AGAIN. . . . "The Bonesetter s Daughter" tells a compelling tale of family relationships; it layers and stirs themes of secrets, ambiguous meanings, cultural complexity and self-identity; and it resonates with metaphor and symbol.
"The Denver Post
The Bonesetter's Daughter
Random House Publishing Group