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Best Amy Tan Books That Will Hook You

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.

1. The Joy Luck Club: A Novel (2006)

Best Amy Tan Books That Will Hook YouAmy 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. Rather than sink into tragedy, they choose to gather to raise their spirits and money. “To despair was to wish back for something already lost. Or to prolong what was already unbearable.” Forty years later the stories and history…
Author(s): Amy Tan

2. The Bonesetter’s Daughter: A Novel (Ballantine Reader’s Circle) (2003)

Best Amy Tan Books That Will Hook You““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. Now, before she succumbs to forgetfulness, LuLing gives Ruth some of her writings, which reveal a side of LuLing that Ruth has never known. . . .In a remote mountain…
Author(s): Amy Tan

3. The Kitchen God’s Wife (2006)

Best Amy Tan Books That Will Hook YouWinnie 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. And so begins Winnie’s story of her life on a small island outside Shanghai in the 1920s, and other places in China during World War II, and traces the happy and desperate events tha led to Winnie’s coming to America in 1949. The Kitchen God’s Wife is “a beautiful book” (Los Angeles…
Author(s): Amy Tan

4. The Hundred Secret Senses: A Novel (2010)

Best Amy Tan Books That Will Hook YouSet 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. In 1962, five-year-old Olivia meets the half-sister she never knew existed, eighteen-year-old Kwan from China, who sees ghosts with her “yin eyes.” Decades later, Olivia describes her complicated relationship with her sister and her failing marriage, as Kwan reveals her story, sweeping the reader into the splendor and violence of mid-nineteenth century China. With her characteristic wisdom, grace, and humor, Tan conjures up a story of the…
Author(s): Amy Tan

5. The Valley of Amazement (2014)

Best Amy Tan Books That Will Hook YouNew 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 foreign trade and anti-foreign sentiment, to the inner…
Author(s): Amy Tan

6. Saving Fish from Drowning (2006)

Best Amy Tan Books That Will Hook You“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 Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco art patron Bibi Chen has planned a journey of the senses along the famed Burma Road for eleven lucky friends. But after her mysterious death, Bibi watches aghast from her ghostly perch as the travelers veer off her itinerary…
Author(s): Amy Tan

7. Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) (2017)

Best Amy Tan Books That Will Hook You“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. Instead, she accepts an offer of marriage from a gentle, sickly minister passing through on his way to Japan. But her decision to abandon her home, and to reject her son’s powerful father, sets off a dramatic saga that will echo down…
Author(s): Min Jin Lee

8. The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life (2004)

Best Amy Tan Books That Will Hook YouAmy 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. Whether recalling arguments with her mother in suburban California or introducing us to the ghosts that inhabit her…
Author(s): Amy Tan

9. Paper Wife: A Novel (2018)

Best Amy Tan Books That Will Hook YouSouthern 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. Her husband, Chinn Kai Li, is a houseboy, not the successful merchant he led her to believe.Mei Ling is penniless, pregnant, and bound…
Author(s): Laila Ibrahim

10. The Moon Lady (Aladdin Picture Books) (1995)

Best Amy Tan Books That Will Hook YouA 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. On the night of the Moon Festival, when Ying-ying was a little girl, she encountered the Moon Lady, who grants the secret wishes of those who ask, and learned from her that the best wishes are those you can make come true yourself. This haunting tale, adapted from Amy Tan’s best-seller The Joy Luck Club and…
Author(s): Amy Tan, Gretchen Schields

Best Amy Tan Books That Will Hook You

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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.)
Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2018, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2180954

Zen Doodle: Tons of Tangles

Author(s): Tonia Jenny, Amy Jones
Publisher: North Light Books, Year: 2013, Size: 86 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2330593

Chinese heritage cooking

Author(s): Christopher Tan, Amy Van
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Pte Ltd, Year: 2012, Size: 33 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1007474

Amy Tan (Bloom's Modern Critical Views)

Author(s): Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing, Year: 2009, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 501930

Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations)

Author(s): Harold Bloom
Publisher: , Year: 2009, Size: 698 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 533565

Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club

Author(s): Harold Bloom
Publisher: Chelsea House Pub (L), Year: 2009, Size: 814 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 1339838

The Changing Realities of Work and Family

Author(s): Amy Marcus-Newhall, Diane F. Halpern, Sherylle J. Tan
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell, Year: 2008, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1153131

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.

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