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March read ... "The Valley of Amazement" by Amy Tan

  • Mar 17, 2014 · 7:00 PM

Amy Tan’s The Valley of Amazement is a sweeping, evocative epic of two women’s intertwined fates and their search for identity, that moves from the lavish parlors of Shanghai courtesans to the fog-shrouded mountains of a remote Chinese village.

Spanning 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 workings of courtesan houses and the lives of the foreign “Shanghailanders” living in the International Settlement, both erased by World War II.

A deeply evocative narrative about the profound connections between mothers and daughters, The Valley of Amazement returns readers to the compelling territory of Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club. With her characteristic insight and humor, she conjures a story of inherited trauma, desire and deception, and the power and stubbornness of love

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I just got pulled into an evening work session at work, so I won't be able to be able to attend. Rats! and sorry!

    March 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry seem to be coming down with something don't want to expose you all

    March 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    What is the location of the book club tonight?

    March 17, 2014

  • Donna D.

    Laura, Kathleen had a death in the family and had to change the date. I believe she e-mailed everyone, but she has family obligations she has to deal with.

    March 10, 2014

    • Laura

      Sorry Donna for the late response I did not get the email from last week

      March 16, 2014

  • CarolineFCS7

    I just got the book last weekend and noticed that the meeting was on Monday so I didn't read the book. Now I see it is this coming Monday. I'm so confused. Well, I guess I will have to miss it since I didn't read the book. Maybe I'll catch you next time if I get the book and date straight.

    March 16, 2014

  • Maria B.

    Sorry will it be able to attend. I will be working. Enjoy the discussion.

    March 13, 2014

  • Laura

    Did the day change?

    March 10, 2014

  • Ashley E.

    Does this event still need a location? If so, I would be happy to host it at my place in Salem MA.

    December 30, 2013

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