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Amy Tan
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Amy Tan is the author of The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God’s Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, and two children’s books, The Moon Lady and The Chinese Siamese Cat, which has been adapted as Sagwa, a PBS series for children. Tan was also the co-producer and co-screenwriter of the film version of The Joy Luck Club, and her essays and stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. Her work has been translated into more than twenty-five languages. Tan, who has a master’s degree in linguistics from San Jose University, has worked as a language specialist to programs serving children... Read More

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The Bonesetter's Daughter
A Novel
Written by Amy Tan


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: February 4, 2003
Price: $16.00

A Chinese-American woman discovers her tormented mother’s memoirs of life as a girl in China, and uncovers family secrets long kept hidden.

"In its rich character portrayals and sensitivity to the nuances of mother-daughter relationships, Tan's new novel is the real successor to, and equal of, The Joy Luck Club. This luminous... Read more >
Also available as a paperback.

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The Bonesetter's Daughter

Written by Amy Tan


Format: Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: January 29, 2002
Price: $7.99

A Chinese-American woman discovers her tormented mother’s memoirs of life as a girl in China, and uncovers family secrets long kept hidden.

"In its rich character portrayals and sensitivity to the nuances of mother-daughter relationships, Tan's new novel is the real successor to, and equal of, The Joy Luck Club. This... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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Saving Fish from Drowning
A Novel
Written by Amy Tan


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: September 26, 2006
Price: $15.00

“A rollicking, adventure-filled story . . . packed [with] the human capacity for love.”
–USA Today

“A superbly executed, good-hearted farce that is part romance and part mystery . . . With Tan’s many talents on display, it’s her idiosyncratic wit and sly observations . . . that make this book pure pleasure.”
–San... Read more >
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