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The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan
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really liked it
bookshelves: historical-fiction

The bulk of this story takes place in war time in China. With that being said, I liked how this was NOT a story or retelling of that historical fact. It truly was a story of a woman who was torn oftentimes between traditonal China and wanting a better life. Her life had so much tragedy I was sad to read some of it. But it was all told for an important purpose and not just to be told for the story's sake. Amy Tan's characters are always so well developed as well as her descriptions of what is all around with out being boring or pointless (that is one of my biggest pet peeves). I always feel like I know her characters so well, both the flaws and the strengths.
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Reading Progress

May 8, 2013 – Started Reading
May 8, 2013 – Shelved
May 12, 2013 – Finished Reading
March 8, 2015 – Shelved as: historical-fiction

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Mariah Roze Our Diversity in All Forms Book Club is reading this for April. We’d love to have you join the discussion on it. :)

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