An amazing autobiography of a Chinese woman growing up in California. Much of the story is how about finding a balance between her immigrant parents' values and her own, very different reality as a Chinese-American woman. I've read my copy several times.
Maxine Hong Kingston writes about the bonds as well as the conflicts between women in Chinese-American culture--how the traditional Asian way of life is transformed in the new world for better and for worse. In the process, Kingston tells the story of her life, her coming of age, and her assimilation into American culture