First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan

fistchapFirst chapter, first two paragraphs, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.

I’m reading The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club.  Here is the opening:

Bonesetter'sDaughterChapter One:  Truth

These are the things I know are true:

My name is LuLing Liu Young. The names of my husgands were Pan Kai Jing and Edwin Young, both of them dead and our secrets gone with them. My daughter is Ruth Luyi Young. She was born in a Water Dragon Year and I in a Fire Dragon Year. So we are the same but for opposite reasons.

I know all this, yet there is one name I cannot remember.

TeaserTuesdays-ADailyRhythm3-300x203Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

From the same book:

LuLing shook her head. “That’s not my real mother.”

Ruth’s mind turned in loops, trying to translate what her mother meant.

Would you keep reading?  Why or why not?  Leave a comment and link to your participation in both or either of these memes.

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About mysm2000

Having taught elementary school for more than 25 years and been involved in many amazing technology and curriculum projects, I find I've developed a myriad of interests based on literature I've read and music I've heard. I've followed The Wright Three to Chicago, Ansel Adams to Colorado, The Kon Tiki Expedition to Easter Island, Simon & Garfunkel lyrics to New York City, Frank Lloyd Wright to Fallingwater, Pennsylvania, and have only just begun.
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25 Responses to First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan

  1. Candid Cover says:

    Yes! I would definitely keep reading this book! It sounds so full of unknowns that need to be discovered.

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  2. ljennison says:

    That’s an intriguing teaser. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to your review.

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  3. Yvo says:

    This sounds like a very interesting read and the teaser is intriguing. Happy reading and Merry Christmas!

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  4. Yvonne says:

    I want to know more. This sounds really good.

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  5. Vicki says:

    I’d definitely keep reading.

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  6. Oh, I do want to know more! I loved The Joy Luck Club, which was the only book I read by this author. A mistake to be set right. Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine: “NOVEMBER 9”

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  7. Donna says:

    Part of me wants to read this but I haven’t. Merry Christmas! Girl Who Reads

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    • mysm2000 says:

      I probably wouldn’t have picked it for myself but someone gave it to me. The further in I get, the harder it is to put it down. Merry Christmas and thanks for leaving a comment.

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  8. Diane says:

    I loved this book and actually read it twice (something I almost never do). enjoy

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  9. I’ve heard lots of good things about this one but I think I’d need to read a little bit further to see if it’s for me. Here is my Tuesday post https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2015/12/22/first-chapter-first-paragraph-december-22/

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  10. Literary Feline says:

    I would keep reading! I really liked this book and just love Amy Tan. I hope you enjoy this one! The intro makes one wonder what her secrets are, doesn’t it?

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    • mysm2000 says:

      I’m liking it more now that I’m into Part Two. I’ve never read her before so I haven’t made up my mind yet. Another day or so before I’ll be finished. Thanks for coming by.

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