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The bonesetter's daughter

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New York : Ballantine Books, 2003.
1st Ballantine Books trade ed.
9780345457370 (pbk.), 0345457374 (pbk.)
Physical Desc:
368 pages ; 21 cm.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 5.7 - AR Pts: 18
A mother and daughter find what they share in their bones in this compelling novel from the bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club and Where the Past Begins: A Writer's Memoir.Ruth Young and her widowed mother have always had a difficult relationship. But when she discovers writings that vividly describe her mother's tumultuous life growing up in China, Ruth discovers a side of LuLing that she never knew existed.Transported to a backwoods village known as Immortal Heart, Ruth learns of secrets passed along by a mute nursemaid, Precious Auntie; of a cave where dragon bones are mined; of the crumbling ravine known as the End of the World; and of the curse that LuLing believes she released through betrayal. Within the calligraphied pages awaits the truth about a mother's heart, secrets she cannot tell her daughter, yet hopes she will never forget...Conjuring the pain of broken dreams and the power of myths, The Bonesetter's Daughter is an excavation of the human spirit: the past, its deepest wounds, its most profound hopes.
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General Note
Originally published: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2001.
General Note
Includes a reader's guide section.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Tan, A. (2003). The bonesetter's daughter. 1st Ballantine Books trade ed. New York: Ballantine Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Tan, Amy. 2003. The Bonesetter's Daughter. New York: Ballantine Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Tan, Amy, The Bonesetter's Daughter. New York: Ballantine Books, 2003.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Tan, Amy. The Bonesetter's Daughter. 1st Ballantine Books trade ed. New York: Ballantine Books, 2003. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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