The Hundred Secret Senses

The Hundred Secret Senses

Book - 2010
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Tells the story of Olivia Laguni, who is half-Chinese, but typically American in her uneasiness with her patchwork family, especially her half-sister, Kwan, who can see the dead with her "yin eyes."
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2010, ©1995
ISBN: 9780143119081
Branch Call Number: FICTION TAN 2010
Characteristics: 358 pages ; 20 cm


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Kwan, a seventeen-year-old half-sister from China, turns young Olivia's world upside-down with her stories of ghosts of another time, tales that have a profound impact on Olivia's life and imagination, until she discovers a way to reconcile the ghosts of the past with her dreams of the future.

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Apr 04, 2013

Pop fiction. Set in California and Southern China, this novel tells the story of a woman and her half-sister, who see ghosts and tell ghost stories set in the 19th century. Unconvincing and unsatisfying.

penpencil22 Jun 24, 2011

My all-time favorite book by Amy Tan. gotta love Kwan :)

Feb 11, 2011

This was a magical book, hard to put down...finished it rather quickly due to compelling story and interesting characters.


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