Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan

The Bonesetter's DaughterThe Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

An amazing family saga. Ruth, an American with Chinese background, is worried about her mother's forgetfulness. We hear about Ruth's young life being raised by her mother, who was widowed early. When Ruth is in her forties, she discovers that her mother is started to develop Alzeimers Disease. An eye opener was when she was cleaning up her mom's home and realized that she wasn't eating properly or cleaning herself, and not to mention the memory issues.

During the clean up, Ruth discovered a large memoir that her mother had written. In the front pages she had wrote "so that I don't forget". Ruth had this memoir translated and it was a fantastic enlightenment for her and what her mother's life had been.

An excellent read.

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