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Frank B. Gilbreth Jr., Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

The Kitchen God's Wife

The Kitchen God's Wife - Amy Tan I enjoyed this book very much. It's very much like the Joy Luck Club in the sense that it's fundamentally female-centric, and about mothers and daughters. I liked the Joy Luck Club just a tiny bit more, but mostly because I really loved its structure. This book is a more linear narrative, with the exception of the way that the mother is telling her life story in flashbacks to her daughter.

Amy Tan has such a powerful talent for writing in various voices. She nails the voice of first generation Chinese Americans, and the contrast between the mother's and the daughter's voices in this book (and the Joy Luck Club, really) are wonderful.