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.