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The Hundred Secret Senses

Author : Amy Tan
ISBN : 1101202947
Genre : Fiction
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The Hundred Secret Senses is an exultant novel about China and America, love and loyalty, the identities we invent and the true selves we discover along the way. Olivia Laguni is half-Chinese, but typically American in her uneasiness with her patchwork family. And no one in Olivia's family is more embarrassing to her than her half-sister, Kwan Li. For Kwan speaks mangled English, is cheerfully deaf to Olivia's sarcasm, and sees the dead with her "yin eyes." Even as Olivia details the particulars of her decades-long grudge against her sister (who, among other things, is a source of infuriatingly good advice), Kwan Li is telling her own story, one that sweeps us into the splendor, squalor, and violence of Manchu China. And out of the friction between her narrators, Amy Tan creates a work that illuminates both the present and the past sweetly, sadly, hilariously, with searing and vivid prose. "Truly magical...unforgettable...this novel...shimmer[s] with meaning."--San Diego Tribune "The Hundred Secret Senses doesn't simply return to a world but burrows more deeply into it, following new trails to fresh revelations."--Newsweek
Category: Fiction

A Study Guide For Amy Tan S The Hundred Secret Senses

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN : 9781410348692
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Study Guide for Amy Tan's "The Hundred Secret Senses," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
Category: Literary Criticism

Bloom S How To Write About Amy Tan

Author : Kim Becnel
ISBN : 9781604133080
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A guide to writing about the works of Amy Tan offers instructions for composing different types of essays and contains literary criticism, analysis, and suggested essay topics for individual works.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Reading Amy Tan

Author : Lan Dong
ISBN : 9780313355462
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 79.90 MB
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Presents a critical introduction to the work of the Chinese-American author, discussing her five novels, her short stories, her characters, language, and major themes.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Kitchen God S Wife

Author : Amy Tan
ISBN : 110100715X
Genre : Fiction
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With the same narrative skills and evocative powers that made her first novel, The Joy Luck Club, a national bestseller, Tan now tells the story of Winnie Louie, an aging Chinese woman unfolding a life's worth of secrets to her suspicious, Americanized daughter.
Category: Fiction

The Opposite Of Fate

Author : Amy Tan
ISBN : 9781101200414
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Delve into the stories from Amy Tan's life that inspired bestselling novels like The Joy Luck Club and The Valley of Amazement and the new memoir, Where the Past Begins 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.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Amy Tan

Author : E. D. Huntley
ISBN : 0313302073
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Examines the works of the Chinese American author, describing her characters, narrative strategies, plot development, literary devices, settings, and major themes
Category: Literary Criticism

The Joy Luck Club

Author : Amy Tan
ISBN : 9781407072852
Genre : Fiction
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30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION: WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR Amy Tan’s moving and poignant tale of immigrant Chinese mothers and their American-born daughters that inspired the BAFTA nominated film In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, meet weekly to play mahjong and tell stories of what they left behind in China. United in loss and new hope for their daughters' futures, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Their daughters, who have never heard these stories, think their mothers' advice is irrelevant to their modern American lives - until their own inner crises reveal how much they've unknowingly inherited of their mothers' pasts. ‘The Joy Luck Club is an ambitious saga that’s impossible to read without wanting to call your Mum’ Stylist
Category: Fiction

Amy Tan

Author : Ann Angel
ISBN : 076602962X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"A biography of Chinese-American author Amy Tan"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction