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In 1996 acclaimed novelist Amy Tan daringly published an entrancing new book called The Hundred Secret Senses Her most polished work to date it told a sensuous captivating and unforgettable story of the deep and unbreakable sisterly bond between Olivia YeeLaguniBishop and her very irritating yet exceptionally affectionate half-sister Kwan Tan encrypted into her bittersweet narrative the meaning of loyalty sisterhood fate friendship the supernatural and extraordinary love Drawing from experiences in her life such as her eye opening trips to China the violent murder of her best friend and later the death of her mentor and mother Tan wove a breathtaking of two sisters and their connection through centuries The critics however saw both the good and bad sides of the story and had mixed reviews Some truly enjoyed Hundred and liked the new direction Tan had taken while some scoffed at the supernatural concept and felt that Tans newest work pales in comparison to The Joy Luck Club which spent eight months on The New York Times best-sellers list Academy I however agree with the more positive reviews in that Hundred is definitely a new direction for Tan but nevertheless an immensely enjoyable new outtake that I love The Hundred Secret Senses tells the story of Olivia Bishop a modern American Hundred 6 and half-sister Kwan one of the most memorable characters ever created Apparently Kwan had yin eyes Hundred 1 and could see ghosts from the past Olivia skeptical and logical Adams did not seriously believe in the tales Kwan told late at night of Chinese ghosts stories However Hundred relies heavily on supernatural themes Parallel to the story of Olivia and Kwan is the tale of Nunumu and her best friend Miss Banner set in 19th century China It is not evident until near the end of the novel what the connection is between Kwan and Olivia of 20th century American and Nunumu and Miss Banner of 19th century China Olivia
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