There are countless Amy Tan courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
- The Joy Luck Club: A Novel (2006)
- The Bonesetter’s Daughter: A Novel (Ballantine Reader’s Circle) (2003)
- The Kitchen God’s Wife (2006)
- The Hundred Secret Senses: A Novel (2010)
- The Valley of Amazement (2014)
- Saving Fish from Drowning (2006)
- Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) (2017)
- The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life (2004)
- Paper Wife: A Novel (2018)
- The Moon Lady (Aladdin Picture Books) (1995)
The Joy Luck Club: A Novel (2006)
Amy Tan’s beloved, New York Times bestselling tale of mothers and daughters Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who’s “saying” the stories. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk. United in shared unspeakable loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club.
The Bonesetter’s Daughter: A Novel (Ballantine Reader’s Circle) (2003)
““As compelling as Tan’s first bestseller, The Joy Luck Club. . . No one writes about mothers and daughters with more empathy than Amy Tan.”–The Philadelphia Inquirer“[An] absorbing tale of the mother-daughter bond . . . this book sing[s] with emotion and insight.”–PeopleRuth Young and her widowed mother, LuLing, have always had a tumultuous relationship.
The Kitchen God’s Wife (2006)
Winnie and Helen have kept each other’s worst secrets for more than fifty years. Now, because she believes she is dying, Helen wants to expose everything. And Winnie angrily determines that she must be the one to tell her daughter, Pearl, about the past—including the terible truth even Helen does not know.
Set in San Francisco and in a remote village of Southwestern China, Amy Tan’s The Hundred Secret Senses is a tale of American assumptions shaken by Chinese ghosts and broadened with hope.
The Valley of Amazement (2014)
New York Times bestseller The Valley of Amazement is a sweeping, evocative epic of two women’s intertwined fates and their search for identity–from the lavish parlors of Shanghai courtesans to the fog-shrouded mountains of a remote Chinese villageSpanning more than forty years and two continents, The Valley of Amazement resurrects pivotal episodes in history: from the collapse of China’s last imperial dynasty, to the rise of the Republic, the explosive growth of lucrative…
Saving Fish from Drowning (2006)
“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 . . .
“There could only be a few winners, and a lot of losers. And yet we played on, because we had hope that we might be the lucky ones.” In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant–and that her lover is married–she refuses to be bought.
The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life (2004)
Amy Tan has touched millions of readers with haunting and sympathetic novels of cultural complexity and profound empathy. With the same spirit and humor that characterize her acclaimed novels, she now shares her insight into her own life and how she escaped the curses of her past to make a future of her own. She takes us on a journey from her childhood of tragedy and comedy to the present day and her arrival as one of the world’s best-loved novelists.
Paper Wife: A Novel (2018)
Southern China, 1923. Desperate to secure her future, Mei Ling’s parents arrange a marriage to a widower in California. To enter the country, she must pretend to be her husband’s first wife—a paper wife.On the perilous voyage, Mei Ling takes an orphan girl named Siew under her wing. Dreams of a better life in America give Mei Ling the strength to endure the treacherous journey and detainment on Angel Island. But when she finally reaches San Francisco, she’s met with a surprise.
A MAGICAL NIGHT WHEN SECRET WISHES CAN COME TRUE On a rainy afternoon, three sisters wish for the rain to stoop, wish they could play in the puddles, wish for something, anything, to do. So Ying-Ying, their grandmother, tells them a tale from long ago.
Best Amy Tan Books That Will Hook You
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For the Hog Killing, 1979
Author(s): Tanya Amyx Berry
ID: 2821037, Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky, Year: 2019, Size: 19 Mb, Format: epub
Craft a life you love: infusing creativity, fun & intention into your everyday
Author(s): Tangerine, Amy
ID: 2775425, Publisher: Abrams Image, Year: 2018;2017, Size: 8 Mb, Format: epub
Contemporary Case Studies on Fashion Production, Marketing and Operations
Author(s): Pui-Sze Chow,Chun-Hung Chiu,Amy C. Y. Yip,Ailie K. Y. Tang (eds.)
ID: 2180954, Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2018, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really hot items according to The New York Times, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.