• The Bonesetter's Daughter

  • By: Amy Tan
  • Narrated by: Amy Tan, Joan Chen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (1,201 ratings)

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The Bonesetter's Daughter

By: Amy Tan
Narrated by: Amy Tan,Joan Chen
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Publisher's summary

Set in contemporary San Francisco and in a Chinese village where Peking Man is being unearthed, The Bonesetter's Daughter is an excavation of the human spirit: the past, its deepest wounds, its most profound hopes.

The story conjures the pain of broken dreams, the power of myths, and the strength of love that enables us to recover in memory what we have lost in grief. Over the course of one fog-shrouded year, between one season of falling stars and the next, mother and daughter find what they share in their bones through heredity, history, and inexpressible qualities of love.

©2001 Amy Tan (P)2005 Phoenix Audio. All Rights Reserved.

Critic reviews

"In the end, it's the novel's depth of feeling that resonates and lingers. Tan writes with real soul." (Washington Post Book World)
"Storytelling in its oldest and truest form." (AudioFile)

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