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Tan, Amy

Works: 501 works in 1,706 publications in 19 languages and 64,332 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Biography  Drama  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Producer, Author of screenplay, Speaker, Narrator, Other, Interviewee, Host, Librettist, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, Scenarist, Teacher
Classifications: PS3570.A48, 813.54
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The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan( Book )
145 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 6,341 libraries worldwide
In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, gather to play mah jong, remember the past, and gossip into the night. United in unspeakable loss and new hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. With wit and sensitivity, Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful, often tender, memories that reveal these women's strength, worries, and determination, which their American-born daughters reject as irrelevant. The daughters, in turn, recall pivotal moments of their own past. They believe their mother's expectations have stymied their ability to face the uncertainties of the future. We see how the inheritance of pain and unsaid secrets have led to misunderstanding and yet how love can still undo the damage and provide reconciliation. - Flyleaf
The bonesetter's daughter by Amy Tan( Book )
107 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 6,120 libraries worldwide
Set in contemporary San Francisco and in a Chinese village where Peking Man is unearthed, "The Bonesetter's Daughter" is an excavation of the human spirit: the past, its deepest wounds, its most profound hopes. This is the story of LuLing Young, who searches for the name of her mother, the daughter of the famous Bonesetter from the Mouth of the Mountain. The story conjures the pain of broken dreams, the power of myths, and the strength of love that enables us to recover in memory what we have lost in grief
The kitchen god's wife by Amy Tan( Book )
107 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 5,986 libraries worldwide
The mesmerizing story a Chinese emigre mother tells her daughter
The hundred secret senses by Amy Tan( Book )
134 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 5,818 libraries worldwide
The story of two sisters, one brought up in the U.S., the other in China. The American sister is contemptuous of the other's belief in ghosts until events cause her to understand what they can do. A tale of two cultures by the author of The Kitchen God's Wife.--
Saving fish from drowning by Amy Tan( Book )
69 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 5,403 libraries worldwide
A pious man explained to his followers: "It is evil to take lives and noble to save them. Each day I pledge to save a hundred lives. I drop my net in the lake and scoop out a hundred fishes. I place the fishes on the bank, where they flop and twirl. 'Don't be scared, ' I tell those fishes. 'I am saving you from drowning.' Soon enough, the fishes grow calm and lie still. Yet, sad to say, I am always too late. The fishes expire. And because it is evil to waste anything, I take those dead fishes to market and I sell them for a good price. With the money I receive, I buy more nets so I can save more fishes."--Anonymous Twelve American tourists join an art expedition that begins in the Himalayan foothills of China - dubbed the true Shangri-La - and heads south into the jungles of Burma. But after the mysterious death of their tour leader, the carefully laid plans fall apart, and disharmony breaks out among the pleasure-seekers as they come to discover that the Burma Road is paved with less-than-honorable intentions, questionable food, and tribal curses. And then, on Christmas morning, eleven of the travelers boat across a misty lake for a sunrise cruise - and disappear. Drawing from the current political reality in Burma and woven with pure confabulation, Amy Tan's picaresque novel poses the question: How can we discern what is real and what is fiction, in everything we see? How do we know what to believe?
The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan( Book )
46 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 3,750 libraries worldwide
Violet Minturn, a half-Chinese/half-American courtesan who deals in seduction and illusion in Shanghai, struggles to find her place in the world, while her mother, Lucia, tries to make sense of the choices she has made and the men who have shaped her
The Joy Luck Club by Wayne Wang( visu )
46 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,621 libraries worldwide
Four mothers. Four daughters. Eight stories. The Joy Luck Club is four women in San Francisco who have played mah jong together on a weekly basis to for forty some years. One of them, Suyuan, has died, and her daughter June is preparing to go to China. Auntie Lindo with daughter Waverly, Auntie Ying Ying with daughter Lena, and Auntie An Mei with daughter Rose are at the going away party. Born in China, the Joy Luck Club members came to America as young adults; their daughters are 100% American. The old days are seldom spoken about, and some things about those times have never been said aloud, but the experiences left behind color the hopes and expectations these women have for their daughters. If daughters become their mothers--no matter how much both parties desire that it not happen--daughters also become different from their mothers--despite all attempts to perpetuate the status quo
The bonesetter's daughter by Amy Tan( Sound Recording )
48 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,866 libraries worldwide
A novel depicting the power of broken dreams and past memories as well as the healing power of love
The Moon Lady by Amy Tan( Book )
15 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and Spanish and held by 1,729 libraries worldwide
"Once a year the Moon Lady will grant a wish. It is the Chinese Moon Festival and Ying-ying is very excited about seeing the Moon Lady. What should be her secret wish? Should it be to ask for a rabbit moon cake, to fly like a dragonfly, or to be one of the boys swimming from a raft? By nightfall Ying-ying knows what her wish will be--and it's one which comes straight from the heart"--Page 4 of cover
Saving fish from drowning by Amy Tan( Sound Recording )
33 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 1,276 libraries worldwide
On an ill-fated art expedition, eleven Americans find themselves deep in the Burmese jungle, where they encounter a tribe awaiting a leader and the mystical book of wisdom that will protect them from the Myanmar military regime
The valley of amazement by Amy Tan( Sound Recording )
20 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,065 libraries worldwide
Violet is one of the most celebrated courtesans in Shanghai, a beautiful and intelligent woman who has honed her ability to become any man's fantasy since her start as a 'Virgin Courtesan' at the age of twelve. Half-Chinese and half-American, she moves effortlessly between the East and the West. But her talents belie her private struggle to understand who she really is and her search for a home in the world, while her mother, Lucia, tries to make sense of the choices she has made and the men who have shaped her
An introduction to The age of innocence by Edith Wharton by Dan Stone( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 650 libraries worldwide
Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Wharton's The age of innocence, a novel about the upper classes of New York and the story of Newland Archer's love for Countess Olenska
An introduction to The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan : audio guide by Adam Kampe( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 644 libraries worldwide
Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club, a novel about four mothers, four daughters, and four families whose paths cross in 1949 in San Francisco as four Chinese women begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk
The Best American short stories, 1999 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines by Amy Tan( Book )
8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 630 libraries worldwide
The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected, and most popular, of its kind
The hundred secret senses by Amy Tan( Sound Recording )
26 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 561 libraries worldwide
A Chinese American girl experiences the connections between chance and fate, beliefs and hopes, memory and imagination
The opposite of fate : a book of musings by Amy Tan( Book )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 419 libraries worldwide
Product Description: 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. Whether recalling arguments with her mother in suburban California or introducing us to the ghosts that inhabit her computer, The Opposite of Fate offers vivid portraits of choices, attitudes, charms, and luck in action-a refreshing antidote to the world-weariness and uncertainties we all face today
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 357 libraries worldwide
"Amy Tan effortlessly mixes tenderness and bitter irony, sorrow and slicing wit. The Joy Luck Club is a fabulous concoction." In 1949 four Chinese women--drawn together by the shadow of their past--begin meeting in San Francisco to play mah jong, invest in stocks, eat dim sum, and "say" stories. Nearly forty years later one of the members has died, and her daughter has come to take her place, only to learn of her mother's lifelong wish and the tragic way in which it has come true. The revelation of this secret unleashes an urgent need among the women to reach back and remember. In this extraordinary first work of fiction, Amy Tan writes about what is lost--over the years, between generations, among friends--and what is saved
Selected from the Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan( Book )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 338 libraries worldwide
For the adult new reader, selections from the novel on contemporary Chinese-American women
Acrobat cats by George Daugherty( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 319 libraries worldwide
Sagwa lives in the palace, which is nice, but not very exciting. Then she sees a bunch of acrobat cats - acrocats! Now she doesn't want to practice her calligraphy anymore, she wants to be an acrocat! But being an acrocat (or is it catrobat? Sagwa isn't sure.) is hard work and needs lots of practice. Sagwa realizes she may never be a great acrocat, but she has many talents all her own
Princess Sheegwa by George Daugherty( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 256 libraries worldwide
Everyone thinks Sagwa's little sister, Sheegwa, is a princess, and she's getting lots of attention. Sagwa is jealous, but she can't admit it until someone reminds her the new Princess Sheegwa may have to go far away to live. Suddenly Sagwa realizes she is going to miss her sister a lot. Can she make it up to Sheegwa before she leaves? And is there any way to keep her at home?
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Amy Tan.
Amy, Tan, 1952-
Amy Tan Amerikaans schrijfster
Amy Tan Amerikaans schrijver
Amy Tan amerikansk författare
Amy Tan amerikansk skribent
Amy Tan chinesisch-amerikanische Schriftstellerin
Amy Tan écrivain américaine
Amy Tan pisarka amerykańska
Amy Tan scrittrice statunitense
Tan, Amy
Tan, Amy 1952-
Tan, An-mei Ruth 1952-
Tan, Eimi
Ṭan, Eimi 1952-
T'an, En-mei, 1952-
Tan, Enmei
Tan Enmei 1952-....
Ейми Тан
Емі Тан
Эми Тан
אמי טאן
טאן, אמי
טאן, אמי 1952-
טן, אמי, 1952-
آمي تان، 1952-
ایمی تن نویسنده آمریکایی
탄, 에이미
タン, エィミ
潭, 爱梅
谭, 爱梅
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