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26th Slice: The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan

  • Apr 23, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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For our 26th slice of literature, fans of Amy Tan will be excited to dive into The Valley of Amazement, the author's latest work in seven years.  Newly released this past November, Tan examines the surreptitious world of sex and first-class courtesans in 1905 Shanghai through the eyes and experiences of a mother and her young daughter.      

Amy Tan is a Chinese American author born and raised in Oakland in 1952.  She is best known for her bestselling first novel, The Joy Luck Club, which was published in 1987 and was later adapted into a commercially successful film in 1993.  Her other notable works include The Kitchen God's Wife, The Bonesetter's Daughter, and Saving Fish from Drowning.   

Published November 2013 by Ecco.  589 pages, hardback edition.









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  • Sher

    Hello, Mooncake Readers! I sent an email earlier today with event details and my contact information for tonight's discussion. Look forward to seeing you all soon!

    April 23, 2014

  • Tessa

    I'm afraid I won't be able to make it tonight! I have an event at work tonight that is apparently going to go much later than I anticipated. See you next time!

    April 23, 2014

    • Sher

      Hi Tessa, thanks for letting me know. See you next time!

      April 23, 2014

  • Asako J.

    Hi, I was planning to join the book club, however, I've got a class I really can not miss on Wednesday evening. I hope you have fun discussing the story. See you all next time! :)

    April 21, 2014

    • Sher

      Hi Asako, thanks for the update. Look forward to seeing you next time!

      April 21, 2014

  • Cora

    This will be my first meeting with you guys. Glad to be jumping in with an Amy Tan novel.

    1 · March 6, 2014

    • Sher

      Glad you'll be joining us, Cora! Look forward to seeing you at our discussion.

      March 18, 2014

  • Sher

    If you haven't picked up and started Amy Tan's book yet, I recommend you do so! Though I regularly enjoy reading long novels, I have always tried to keep books within the 300 page range for the book club. At 589 pages, this will be the longest book I have hosted for discussion. Happy Reading!

    February 19, 2014

  • Liane

    January 25, 2014

    • Sher

      Thank you for sharing, Liane, and my apologies for the tardy reply! (I have been away.) I will read in more detail but the article looks like it will give us all some good insight about Amy Tan and her writing of this novel.

      February 19, 2014

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