A very moving story about immigrants finding there way in America. This story looks at the multigenerations of the family and how they are being impacted by there culture.
Chinese Diaspora's generational stories. It also enourages western to dream about how exoitc, "otherness" is. The bond between mother and daughter definitely moved your heart with tiny details.
It's genuine, witty ,and touching.
Silk, embroidery , obedient female in society and family, opium, patriarchal society, filial piety, traditional values, superstitious customs, good-fortune appearance, plenitude of wives, cruelty in food are all explicitly shown via conversation, narratives, and author's observation.
Touching with everyone stories therein - start from 1st page it caught my eyes. Family love is demonstrated.
I can't remember if this was required reading, or I was just curious after watching the movie- but I had heard so many great stories about both the book and the movie- I needed to be exposed to both!
I'm so glad I did, and I can't wait to read more of Amy Tan's writing. She is great at weaving a story, through different generations and the women who share them. It was very insightful into another culture that I had minimal exposure to, as I'm not Asian, or Asian-American....Continua