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Amy Tan

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Amy Tan (Chinese: 譚恩美; pinyin: Tán Ēnměi; born February 19, 1952) is an American writer whose works explore mother-daughter relationships and what it means to grow up as a first generation Asian American. In 1993, Tan's adaptation of her most popular fiction work, The Joy Luck Club, became a commercially successful film.

She has written several other books, including The Kitchen God's Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, and The Bonesetter's Daughter, and a collection of non-fiction essays entitled The Opposite of Fate: A Book of Musings. Her most recent book, Saving Fish From Drowning, explores the tribulations experienced by a group of people who disappear while on an art expedition into the jungles of Burma. In addition, Tan has written two c
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Have you ever heard someone pronounce a word incorrectly and wondered whether to correct him or her? How about your pronouncing a word a certain way and discovering years later you had been saying it incorrectly (horrors)? How about pronouncing a word a certain way and later thinking you were saying it incorrectly because everyone used a different pronunciation, but then discovering you were ri... Read more of this blog post »
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The Joy Luck Club

3.90 avg rating — 527,281 ratings — published 1989 — 126 editions
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The Bonesetter's Daughter

3.98 avg rating — 105,633 ratings — published 2001 — 79 editions
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The Kitchen God's Wife

3.98 avg rating — 62,691 ratings — published 1991 — 66 editions
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The Hundred Secret Senses

3.98 avg rating — 35,159 ratings — published 1995 — 57 editions
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The Valley of Amazement

3.60 avg rating — 32,854 ratings — published 2013 — 60 editions
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Saving Fish from Drowning

3.41 avg rating — 26,195 ratings — published 2005 — 64 editions
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The Opposite of Fate: Memor...

3.91 avg rating — 6,596 ratings — published 2003 — 37 editions
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Rules for Virgins

3.39 avg rating — 2,946 ratings — published 2011 — 7 editions
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The Moon Lady

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3.97 avg rating — 1,229 ratings — published 1992 — 10 editions
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Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat

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November 2013, Amy Tan
"A Shanghai courtesan and her madam mother are separated in The Valley of Amazement, the latest multigenerational story from the author of The Joy Luck Club." ...More

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Amy’s Recent Updates

“We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming - well, that’s like saying you can never change your fate.”
Amy Tan, The Hundred Secret Senses

“If you can't change your fate, change your attitude.”
Amy Tan

“Writing what you wished was the most dangerous form of wishful thinking.”
Amy Tan, The Bonesetter's Daughter

Polls

May 2017 New School Classic Poll

 
  59 votes, 17.9%

 
  55 votes, 16.7%

My Ántonia by Willa Cather, 1918, 232
 
  37 votes, 11.2%

 
  31 votes, 9.4%

 
  27 votes, 8.2%

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, 1989, 288 pgs
 
  26 votes, 7.9%

Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov, 1962, 246
 
  22 votes, 6.7%

 
  20 votes, 6.1%

 
  12 votes, 3.6%

 
  11 votes, 3.3%

 
  11 votes, 3.3%

Silence by Shūsaku Endō, 1966, 201
 
  10 votes, 3.0%

 
  5 votes, 1.5%

 
  4 votes, 1.2%

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