June 8 – July 3, 2022

“Full of mystery, suspense, superstition and magic” – BookPage


Ruth wants to be a better daughter to a mother whose mind is quickly sliding into the haze of dementia. If only her mother—who spent Ruth’s childhood talking to ghosts, lamenting a family curse, and refusing to acclimate to life in America—was just a little easier to love. When Ruth rediscovers a stack of papers in the bottom of a drawer, carefully penned in calligraphy, she realizes that it may not be too late to meet a woman she thought had been lost to her long ago. The Bonesetter’s Daughter is a deeply moving chronicle of war and revenge, joy and connection, and the profound love that can exist between mothers and daughters.

Why We Chose This Story: There comes a moment in life when we realize that our parents are people, too, and we can see them as full humans who have experienced their own full lives. Finally being able to recognize that is a gift that also brings insight into oneself. And Amy Tan, one of the world’s greatest authors, is a master at evoking these universal truths from her very specific stories.

For Fans Of: Tan’s The Joy Luck Club, Ford’s Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Irving’s The Cider House Rules


Performed through arrangement with Sandra Djikstra Literary Agency. All rights reserved. © 2001 By Amy Tan