Amy Tan and the “The Bonesetter’s
Excavation of the Human Spirit
The story unfolds in contemporary San Francisco and also
in a Chinese village, “The Bonesetter’s Daughter” is truely
an excavation of our human spirit: The past, life’s deepest wounds, and our most profound of hopes.
The story holds images of the pain found in broken dreams and the power of our myths. It embraces the strength
of love that is there to enable us to remember the memories what loss as we grieve.
During the course of a year the daughter
and her mother reveal what they have in common in their bones, throughout their heredity, and history, and the most
inexpressible qualities of love.
About the Author
Amy Tan is the author of:
- The Joy Luck club
- The Kitchen God’s Wife
- The Hundred Senses
- The Moon Lady
- The Chinese Siamese Cast (adapted for a PBS children’s series)
Tan was a co-producer and co-screenwriter of the film version of “The Joy Luck Club.” Her many stories and essays
are found in numerous magazines and anthologies. With worldwide readership, her work is found translated in over
thirty six languages.
About the Reader
Joan Chen was born in Shanghai China. She is both an actor and director. Her many credits in front of the camera
- The Last Emperor
- Blood of Heroes
- Turtle Beach
- Golden Gate
- Twin Peaks
- Heaven and Earth.
As a director, her most recent effort was Autumn in New York.
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