What is Bonesetter’s Daughter about?

“”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.”

Is The Bonesetter’s Daughter a true story?

Much of the novel, like Tan’s previous work, is based on her relationship with her own mother, and her mother and grandmother’s life stories. The first-edition cover photo is an image of Tan’s grandmother Gu Jingmei, taken in about 1905.

What does bonesetter mean?

Definition of bonesetter – : a person who sets broken or dislocated bones usually without being a licensed physician.

What is the climax of the Bonesetter’s Daughter?

climaxThe climax occurs when Ruth reads the manuscript narrating her mother’s life. At this point, Ruth’s struggle to understand LuLing becomes overt because she realizes how little she has known about her mother and how much this ignorance has shaped her inability to relate to LuLing.

When did Amy Tan write two kinds?

“Two kinds” is a short story from the book The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. It was first published in 1989. The short story outlines the main Jing- Mei Woo’s childhood and the effects of her mother’s high expectations for her life.


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