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  • The Kitchen God's Wife
  • Amy Tan
  • English
  • 06 April 2020
  • 9780143038108

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Read ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Amy Tan Amy Tan ´ 8 Download The Kitchen God's Wife characters ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Winnie and Helen have kept each other's worst secrets for than fifty years Now because she believes she is dying Helen wants to expose everything And Winnie angrily determin. I read this when it came out I thought I had written a review no It s holding all these years later a lasting wonderful reading impression The culture the relationships struggles and love the foods it was all delicious

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Read ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Amy Tan Amy Tan ´ 8 Download The Kitchen God's Wife characters ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ll island outside Shanghai in the 1920s and other places in China during World War II and traces the happy and desperate events that led to Winnie's coming to America in 194. The Kitchen God s Wife was my second novel by Amy Tan As it often the case with Tan this novel focuses on the dynamics of an American Chinese family precisely on the relationship between a mother and a daughter There are other characters but there is no doubt that the mother and the daughter are the protagonists of this novel Pear and Winnie are not only the sole narrators they are what this novel is about The Kitchen God s Wife opens with the daughter s narration Pearl has been born to a Chinese mother and Chinese American father that is Pearl s mother moved to USA to get married to an American Chinese man Conseuently Pearl s mother Winnie is still deeply rooted in her Chinese culture Pearl on the other hand has grown up in USA and belongs to another culture Pearl has a secret that she hides from her mother Pearl has multiple sclerosis a vicious immune disease all immune diseases are chronic and incurable so it is perhaps not that strange that Pearl hides it from Winnie Pearl s condition being something that I understand perfectly suffering from an immune disease myself made it easier for me to get involved into the story from the start As the story progresses we realize that the relationship between the Pearl and Winnie is uite complex which by might another reason why Pearl has revealed her health condition to almost everyone but WinnieWhen an elderly aunt dies Pearls meditates about her past and present While Pearl is reflecting on and writing about Chinese funeral customs she also shares a lot about Chinese beliefs and traditions I uite enjoyed reading about that The way Pearl was explaining cultural related things was simple but interesting Pearl doesn t go into great detail but as I said she does some cultural explaining What follows next is that Pearl s mother Winnie invites Pearl and her family to an engagement party of their cousin At the same time Pearl s aunt Helen confront Pearl insisting that Pearl must tell Winnie the truth about her health condition or the aunt will Helen does the same thing to Winnie demanding that Winnie reveals her past and the secrets it hides to Pearl I won t get into what happens next to avoid spoilers but I need to mention that Winnie becomes a narrator as well Winnie retells her incredibly painful life with a powerful voice At times it was difficult to read about everything that happened to Winnie I often felt like it was uite frankly too much Is it even possible that so many horrible things can happen to somebody There were a few episodes that could have been left out as there was no need to turn an already tragic story into some kind of a contest of how many horrible things can happen to a single person At one point I even felt frustrated wondering how Winnie will ever manage to escape the vicious circle she was trapped in but I m certainly glad I continued reading as it all comes together in the end Winnie makes for an amazing narrator I simply loved her character Even if I felt there was simply too much happening to Winnie I sympathized with her every step of the way While I was reading Winnie s story I felt transported to another time and place Pearl s narrative is modern Winnie s is old fashion and somehow these two work perfectly together Some parts of Winnie s narrative continue to haunt me especially one particular sentence that also happens to be my favourite uote from this book That is the saddest thing when you lose someone you love that person keeps changing And later you wonder Is it the same person I lost Maybe you lost maybe less there are thousand things that come from imagination and you don t know which is which which was true which is false I sweat that has to be one of the most profound things ever written about grief When we mourn for somebody when we try to accept somebody s death what we are afraid of is not only how we will live without them but how we will leave without their memory The older I get the I realize that memory often plays trick on us It is not as reliable as we want and need it to be This the worst of pain to wonder whether we remember the loved ones correctly and knowing there is no way we can know for sure That doubt often followed by guilt is perhaps what hurts us the most On overall I would say that this novel was easier to follow than The Joy Luck Club mainly because there are only two narrators In addition the narrators both have very distinct voices It is easy to understand both Winnie and Pearl but perhaps even importantly one can understand why misunderstandings between them occur perhaps even why they had to occur Their relationship is a complex but a loving one The way Pear and Winnie act both in respect to one another and to other people makes sense the motivation behind their actions is very clear This rounded character development is something I uite liked Their characters are better developed and rounded compared to those in The Joy Luck Club even if we admit that there was less place for character development in that book I have to notice that those characters were a little flat while these are anything but Finally both Winnie s and Pearl s life stories are interesting and worth reading even if I think that on Winnie s side of things there was some exaggeration Not in the sense that these kind of terrible things described in Winnie s life story didn t use to happen to women and probably still do for that matter but in the sense that it felt excessive to include that amount of trauma and put it all on the shoulders of one characterThis novel seems better developed and mature than Tan s first yet somehow I still liked it a bit less than The Joy Luck Club Having already been introduced to similar themes in Amy Tan s previous novel I have to admit that I felt a little less involved in the story Reading The Joy Luck Club felt like being immersed into a magical world I felt involved while I was reading this book but not as fully immersed into the narrative as with the first one There is magic in this one for sure but something of that newness of reading experience that contributed to the feeling of what I now can call wonder is gone Had this been the first Amy Tam novel I have ever read I would have had probably given it five stars this way I think that a four star marking is appropriate I loved this novel but I can t say I have fallen madly in love with it or anything like that I had a feeling I got what I was hoping for if you know what I mean but there wasn t anything extra However there is no doubt in my mind that The Kitchen God s Wife is a powerful novel one well worth reading I would certainly recommend this one especially to those interested in themes it explores

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Read ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Amy Tan Amy Tan ´ 8 Download The Kitchen God's Wife characters ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Es that she must be the one to tell her daughter Pearl about the past including the terrible truth even Helen does not know And so begins Winnie's story of her life on a sma. great story about a relationship between a mother and daughter we all to some degree struggle with our relationships with our mothers this book made me look deeply at my own relationship with my mom and got me thinking about how much about my mom and her life that i still don t know my mom is reading this now and we ve had some great conversations about this and what it means to our own relationship this is a wonderful story about 1 the incredible love of a mother 2 cultural assimilation and native cultures 3 the rise of communist china 4 a woman s fight for self determination and empowerment 5 surviving domestic violence