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The Bonesetter’s Daughter | novel by Tan |

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LuLing can remember almost everything that happened that morning, except the name on the paper Auntie showed her. It tells the reader about how for the past 8 years starting on August 12th she loses her voice. The novel talks about her boyfriend Art and his two daughters Sophia and Dory. Also about a story her mother gave to her written in Chinese that she has yet to decipher. The reader learns about how although Ruth used to dream about writing her own book she is content with being a ghostwriter and helping others write their books.

Ruth likes to stay organized and she does this by counting out tasks she needs to do on her fingers and if she needs to on her toes. This helps her remember what she needs to do each day. LuLing is proud that she taught herself English but Ruth is constantly annoyed by this because all the time she has been in America she failed to get any better. Ruth detested this growing up because she constantly had to do things for her mother.

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During present time in the story, Ruth is scared about LuLings heath because although she seems to be fine she is acting different and forgetting a lot of important things. The doctor says how he suspects that LuLing has either alzheimer's or dementia. The novel then goes back to Ruth when she was a child and badly injured herself going down a slide. Everyone started treating her nicely, something she was not used to. Shortly after LuLing thinks Precious Auntie is a ghost returning to talk to her. The reader learns how LuLing thinks it is her fault that she died, and thats why she is depressed.

Next is the Full Moon Festival. For the festival Ruth invites her family and close friends out to dinner. The meal consisted of a lot of fish and tofu. During the dinner LuLing shows more signs or having dementia. She explains how Precious Auntie is her real mother not Waipo.

The Bonesetter’s Daughter

After their next visit to the doctor the reader discovers that LuLing definitely has dementia. As she becomes more forgetful Ruth tries to hire people to help her but they all end up quitting. As a result, Ruth is unable to vacation to Hawaii with Art.

She is also using this time to catch up at work, and discovers she was fired by a client for the first time. Pages LuLing and her move to Berkeley and live in a bungalow owned by, and on the same property as, Lance and his wife Dottie. Ruth did not like living there because it was so small and she could never get away from her mother. Dottie and Lance invite Ruth over to watch the Wizard of Oz on their new color television. She convinces her mother to let her go because she is in love with Lance.

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At that time in school Ruth watches a movie about the human body and how babies are made. After watching this and talking to her friend Wendy, Ruth has come to the conclusion that Lance got her pregnant when she sat on a toilet seat with his pee on it. Ruth has become extremely depressed over thinking shes pregnant and even tried to commit suicide. Her friend Wendy tells Dottie what happened. This causes her and Lance to break up, and Lance to harass Ruth.

follow link Lastly, Ruth decides she wants to discover what the papers mean that her mother wrote to her. First it explained the town Immortal Heart village. Scientists come to their town and tell how some of the dragon bones are really human bones that are a million years old. Precious Auntie realizes they are her ancestors bones and that is why they are cursed. Precious Auntie returns the bones to the cave but LuLing resents her because they could have sold the bones and made a lot of money.

Great-Granny dies and after the funeral LuLing slips to Mr. Chang that she knows where the cave is with special dragon bones. Chang arranges for LuLing to travel to Peking to meet his family and see if they will accept her to marry his cousins oldest son. The trip was good and she will probably get a proposal soon. She goes home and tells Precious Auntie who the family was only to make her extremely angry and disappointed. She is annoyed because she wants to marry Chang's son, but Precious Auntie does not want her to.

Precious Auntie wrote her a story and told her to read it, but LuLing never did. Luling said she read them but lied. She got in a fight with Precious Auntie who then went to kill herself. LuLing read the pages after and discovered she was her mother. He accidentally started a fire and burnt down multiple shops, including his own. Thankfully he did not have to pay anyone off. Mother realized LuLing is now a burden and sent her off to an orphanage.

LuLing's marriage to Chang's son was called off, and Gaoling married him instead. LuLing liked it in the orphanage and helped teach the younger students. There she met Teacher Pan's son, Kai Jing, and fell in love with him. She married him eventually. GaoLing had written LuLing a letter saying how bad things were with the Chang family, and came to Luling in the orphanage.

Kai Jing and the other scientists were forced to join the war. Later, the Japanese shot him and the other scientists he fought with in the war. Luling was heartbroken and believed that he died because of the curse. The reader then discovers that the United States declared war on the Japanese. The war meant that they were no longer safe at the orphanage and the soldiers would come for them soon. The Japanese came for Miss. The remaining adults devised a plan to gradually leave the orphanage in small groups.

LuLing and the others went to Peking where they worked for the ink shop. Other than that, it's the usual Amy Tan fare. Ruth is in a miserable relationship on the brink of failure wow, that's new and her mother, the immigrant LuLing, drives her bonkers. That's new too!! Oh right, Art. Art has two teenaged girls from a previous marriage with the most wtf names ever Dory and Fia.

That's real 90s. Basically, Ruth's life is totally moan-worthy and omg all these negative feels.

The Bonesetter's Daughter

She and Olivia from Hundred Secret Senses should become bffs and complain about how awful it is to be upper middle class in San Francisco. You see, Ruth has a mother really?? In an Amy Tan novel?? Turns out she has early-onset dementia, and is of course only going to get worse. So what does LuLing do? Write down her entire life story up until moving to America, just in case she forgets any of the details and can never tell her daughter.

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