Reviews by jmenik
Detailed and approachable reference for a range of subjects pertaining to women's physical, emotional, and political health. Updated edition of the classic 1970s feminist original.
Brilliant depiction of child's changing point of view on her mom's abusive and destructive habits. Sad, as childhood whimsy and trust collapse under a maturing sense of right and wrong.
Rich and imaginative plot, clever twists, and excellent evocation of the supernatural. One to read again and again.
Plot-wise, this one begins with an interesting premise. However, the end seems rushed and fails to follow through on Tan's otherwise lush prose.
I love a couple of other Amy Tan books, and this one is good, just not as good as some of her others. Like several of her books, this one is convoluted plot-wise, but it lacks the dynamism of the others and can be boring or confusing at times.