Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Bonesetter's Daughter (and cake!)

I finished the Bonesetter's Daughter this week and really enjoyed the plot development. The main character's mother (happy Mother's day) has dementia and slowly begins to reveal the life she had in China before immigrating to the United States. She had built her life on keeping certain information secret from her family, husband, and anyone that knew her - including her daughter! She had written a partial life history in Chinese characters and as her daughter begins to have these translated she sees more clearly who her mother really was!
Oh, and chocolate cake and chocolate frosting made it DELICIOUS!