Winnie and Helen have kept each other's worst secrets for more than 50 years. Now, because she believes she is dying, Helen wants to expose all that has been concealed, when she decides to celebrate the Chinese New Year by unburdening herself of everybody's hidden truths - her own and Winnie's, as well as the dreadful news that Winnie's daughter, Pearl, has been keeping from her mother.
So begins a series of comic misunderstandings and heartbreaking realizations about luck, loss, and trust, about the things a mother cannot tell a daughter, the secrets a daughter keeps, and the miraculous resiliency of love.
"Remarkable...mesmerizing...compelling.... An entire world unfolds in a Tolstoyan tide of event and detail." (New York Times)
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Loved this book! A true treasure!
I haven't read the print version of this book so I cannot compare.
The beautiful writing, the lessons of life and the sacred and complicated relationship between mother and daughter.
Gwendoline Yeo brings The Kitchen God's Wife to life! She is an amazing storyteller, weaving in and out of characters flawlessly, luring me into the story until I was so deeply into it that I did not want it to end.
I think I would go out with Auntie Du. I would love to hear about her own life's journey and to especially just listen to her melodic voice (as narrated by Gwendoline Yeo).
My favorite book in a long time!
Narration unintentionally funny
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