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The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan
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Recommended to Cheryl by: Advanced Reader Copy

Having enjoyed Amy Tan's The Hundred Secret Senses, I was excited to receive an ARC of her upcoming book. Looked forward all week to a great read. The premise was interesting, and I enjoyed the history woven in. I also felt that overall the topic of courtesans was treated respectfully. There is a lot to think about and I think book clubs will enjoy talking about various issues raised int he book.

For me, the amount of detail was over the top. Wasn't dense, felt repetitive to me. I started to lose interest about 3/4 way through. I did finish it and am glad I did.

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September 22, 2013 – Shelved
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