The Bonesetter's Daughter Part 2, Chapter 1 Summary

Amy Tan

Part 2, Chapter 1 Summary

Part 2 of The Bonesetter’s Daughter is narrated by LuLing, Ruth’s mother. The story is related through a first-person point of view, as if this section is LuLing’s memoir she wrote and gave to Ruth. In this second part of the novel, LuLing is telling the story of her early life in China before she immigrated to the United States.

This chapter of LuLing’s memoir covers the details of her ancestral home and her family before she was born. Her family’s name is Liu, and they live in a small village in the Western Hills south of Peking. LuLing’s family’s history can be traced back for six centuries, locating them on the same property and for several generations even in the same house. Her family...

(The entire section is 690 words.)