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The Hundred Secret Senses

The Hundred Secret Senses
  • Author : Amy Tan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1996
  • Total pages :406
  • ISBN : 9780804111096
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Summary : Chinese-American Olivia Laguni has a battle of wills with her half-sister and lifelong nemesis, Kwan Li, whose haunting predictions and implementation of the secret senses link their family's struggles to the challenges of their ancestors. Reprint.

The Hundred Secret Senses

The Hundred Secret Senses
  • Author : Amy Tan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1995-10-17
  • Total pages :368
  • ISBN : 9781101202944
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Summary : 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

The Hundred Secret Senses

The Hundred Secret Senses
  • Author : Amy Tan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-06-28
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 9780007385690
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Summary : The international bestseller from the author of ‘The Joy Luck Club’ and ‘The Bonesetter’s Daughter’.

The Hundred Secret Senses

The Hundred Secret Senses
  • Author : Amy Tan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010
  • Total pages :358
  • ISBN : 9780143119081
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Summary : A "New York Times" bestseller and a finalist for the Orange Prize for fiction, "The Hundred Secret Senses" is the wisest and most captivating novel Tan has written ("The Boston Globe").

The Bonesetter's Daughter

The Bonesetter's Daughter
  • Author : Amy Tan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2001-02-19
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 9781101202951
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Summary : A mother and daughter find what they share in their bones in this compelling novel from the bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club and Where the Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir. Ruth Young and her widowed mother have always had a difficult relationship. But when she discovers writings that vividly describe her mother’s tumultuous life growing up in China, Ruth discovers a side of LuLing that she never knew existed. Transported to a backwoods village known as Immortal Heart, Ruth learns of secrets passed along by a mute nursemaid, Precious Auntie; of a cave where dragon bones are mined; of the crumbling ravine known as the End of the World; and of the curse that LuLing believes she released through betrayal. Within the calligraphied pages awaits the truth about a mother's heart, secrets she cannot tell her daughter, yet hopes she will never forget... Conjuring the pain of broken dreams and the power of myths, The Bonesetter’s Daughter is an excavation of the human spirit: the past, its deepest wounds, its most profound hopes.

The Kitchen God's Wife

The Kitchen God's Wife
  • Author : Amy Tan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006-09-21
  • Total pages :416
  • ISBN : 9781101007150
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Summary : 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.

The Joy Luck Club

The Joy Luck Club
  • Author : Amy Tan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006-09-21
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9781101502730
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Summary : “The Joy Luck Club is one of my favorite books. From the moment I first started reading it, I knew it was going to be incredible. For me, it was one of those once-in-a-lifetime reading experiences that you cherish forever. It inspired me as a writer and still remains hugely inspirational.” —Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians Amy Tan’s beloved, New York Times bestselling tale of mothers and daughters Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's "saying" the stories. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk. United in shared unspeakable loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Rather than sink into tragedy, they choose to gather to raise their spirits and money. "To despair was to wish back for something already lost. Or to prolong what was already unbearable." Forty years later the stories and history continue. With wit and sensitivity, Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful, often tender, and always deep connection between mothers and daughters. As each woman reveals her secrets, trying to unravel the truth about her life, the strings become more tangled, more entwined. Mothers boast or despair over daughters, and daughters roll their eyes even as they feel the inextricable tightening of their matriarchal ties. Tan is an astute storyteller, enticing readers to immerse themselves into these lives of complexity and mystery.

Saving Fish From Drowning

Saving Fish From Drowning
  • Author : Amy Tan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-05-31
  • Total pages :496
  • ISBN : 9780007368778
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Summary : Please note that due to the limitations of some ereading devices, it was not possible to represent diacritical marks in this title. The highly anticipated novel from the bestselling author of ‘The Joy Luck Club’ and ‘The Bonesetter’s Daughter’.

The Opposite of Fate

The Opposite of Fate
  • Author : Amy Tan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :398
  • ISBN : 0399150749
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Summary : The author reflects on her family's Chinese American legacy, her experiences as a writer, her survival of natural disasters, and her struggle to manage three family members afflicted with brain disease.

A Study Guide for Amy Tan's "The Hundred Secret Senses"

A Study Guide for Amy Tan's 'The Hundred Secret Senses'
  • Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-07-12
  • Total pages :23
  • ISBN : 9781410348692
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Summary : 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.

Mother

Mother
  • Author : Claudia O'Keefe
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1996-05-01
  • Total pages :349
  • ISBN : 9780671529987
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Summary : An anthology of poems includes selections written by such writers as Mary Higgins Clark, Amy Tan, and Faye Kellerman

Where the Past Begins

Where the Past Begins
  • Author : Amy Tan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-10-17
  • Total pages :368
  • ISBN : 9780062319302
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Summary : From New York Times bestselling author Amy Tan, a memoir about finding meaning in life through acts of creativity and imagination In Where the Past Begins, bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club and The Valley of Amazement Amy Tan reveals the ways that our memories and personal experiences can inform our creative work. Drawing on her vivid impressions of her upbringing, Tan investigates the truths and inspirations behind her writing while illuminating how we all explore, confront, and process complex memories, especially half-forgotten ones from childhood. With candor, empathy, and humor, Tan sheds light on her own writing process, sharing her hard-won insights on the nature of creativity and inspiration while exploring the universal urge to examine truth through the workings of imagination—and what that imaginative world tells us about our own lives. Where the Past Begins is both a unique look into the mind of an extraordinary storyteller and an indispensable guide for writers, artists, and other creative thinkers.

The Saint Louisans

The Saint Louisans
  • Author : Steven Clark
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-08-30
  • Total pages :300
  • ISBN : 1940442036
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Summary : Families, like cities, go through periods of birth, decay, and renewal.Things can get complicated when it all happens at once. When Margot Desouche, the powerful matriarch of one of Saint Louiss founding families, is diagnosed with cancer, she takes a keen interest in her hospice nurse, Lee Bridger. Lee is drawn to Margot, too, but between her boyfriend who keeps trying to save the architectural treasures of old Saint Louis and her daughter, a some-time actress and full-time con artist, Lee has troubles of her own. When Margots children ally with a volatile community activist and pledge to tear down Margos beloved historic mansion to make way for affordable housing, Margot cuts them out of her will and the battle lines are drawn. With the spectre of the vaunted Veiled Prophet Ball gone wrong and a mysterious Cahokian goddess looming over everything, the heirs apparentand not so apparentmust make peace before Margot draws her last breath. Author Steven Clark paints a poignant portrait of the often crazy, always complicated lives of families large and small, rich and poor. The Saint Louisans is at once a sad and funny study of human and urban death and renewal that evokes the work of Tennessee Williams and Sara Teasdale, two Saint Louisans who wanted to be buried at sea, but instead ended up interred in Saint Louis cemeteries.

Amy Tan

Amy Tan
  • Author : E. D. Huntley,E. D.. Huntley
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1998
  • Total pages :165
  • ISBN : UOM:39015045656199
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Summary : Examines the works of the Chinese American author, describing her characters, narrative strategies, plot development, literary devices, settings, and major themes

The Hundred Secret Senses

The Hundred Secret Senses
  • Author : Amy Tan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1995
  • Total pages :358
  • ISBN : 0002254700
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Where the Past Begins

Where the Past Begins
  • Author : Amy Tan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017
  • Total pages :357
  • ISBN : 0007585551
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Summary : By delving into vivid memories of her traumatic childhood, confessions of self-doubt in her journals and heartbreaking letters to and from her mother, she gathers together evidence of all that made it both unlikely and inevitable that she would become a writer. Tan explores shocking truths uncovered by family memorabilia - the real reason behind an IQ test she took at age six, why her parents lied about their education, mysteries surrounding her maternal grandmother - and, for the first time publicly, she writes about her complex relationship with her father, who died when she was fifteen.

The Valley Of Amazement

The Valley Of Amazement
  • Author : Amy Tan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-11-05
  • Total pages :608
  • ISBN : 9781443410243
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Summary : New York Times bestseller The Valley of Amazement is an evocative epic of two women's intertwined fates and their search for identity—from the lavish parlors of Shanghai courtesans to the fog-shrouded mountains of a remote Chinese village. Shanghai, 1912. Violet Minturn is the daughter of the American madam of the city’s most exclusive courtesan house. But when the Ching dynasty is overturned, Violet is separated from her mother and forced to become a “virgin courtesan.” Spanning more than forty years and two continents, Amy Tan’s newest novel maps the lives of three generations of women—and the mystery of an evocative painting known as “The Valley of Amazement.” Moving from the collapse of China’s last imperial dynasty to the growth of anti-foreign sentiment and the inner workings of courtesan houses, The Valley of Amazement interweaves the story of Violet, a celebrated Shanghai courtesan on a quest for both love and identity, and her mother, Lucia, an American woman whose search for penance leads them to an unexpected reunion. The Valley of Amazement is a deeply moving narrative of family secrets, legacies, and the profound connections between mothers and daughters, reminiscent of the compelling territory Tan so expertly mapped in The Joy Luck Club. With her characteristic wisdom, grace, and humor, Tan conjures up a story of inherited trauma, desire, deception, and the power and stubbornness of love.

The Moon Lady

The Moon Lady
  • Author : Amy Tan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1992-01
  • Total pages :32
  • ISBN : 0241132797
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Summary : Nai-nai tells her granddaughters the story of her outing, as a seven-year-old girl in China, to see the Moon Lady and be granted a secret wish. Suggested level: primary.

Yellow Dog

Yellow Dog
  • Author : Martin Amis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-07-30
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 9780307368300
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Summary : Brilliant, painful, dazzling, and funny as hell, Yellow Dog is Martin Amis’ highly anticipated first novel in seven years and a stunning return to the fictional form. When “dream husband” Xan Meo is vengefully assaulted in the garden of a London pub, he suffers head injury, and personality change. Like a spiritual convert, the familial paragon becomes an anti-husband, an anti-father. He submits to an alien moral system -- one among many to be found in these pages. We are introduced to the inverted worlds of the “yellow” journalist, Clint Smoker; the high priest of hardmen, Joseph Andrews; and the porno tycoon, Cora Susan. Meanwhile, we explore the entanglements of Henry England: his incapacitated wife, Pamela; his Chinese mistress, He Zhezun; his fifteen-year-old daughter, Victoria, the victim of a filmed “intrusion” that rivets the world -- because she is the future Queen of England, and her father, Henry IX, is its King. The connections between these characters provide the pattern and drive of Yellow Dog. If, in the 21st century, the moral reality is changing, then the novel is changing too, whether it likes it or not. Yellow Dog is a model of how the novel, or more particularly the comic novel, can respond to this transformation. But Martin Amis is also concerned here with what is changeless and perhaps unchangeable. Patriarchy, and the entire edifice of masculinity; the enormous category-error of violence, arising between man and man; the tortuous alliances between men and women; and the vanished dream (probably always an illusion, but now a clear delusion) that we can protect our future and our progeny. Meo heard no footsteps; what he heard was the swish, the shingly soft-shoe of the hefted sap. Then the sharp two-finger prod on his shoulder. It wasn’t meant to happen like this. They expected him to turn and he didn’t turn -- he half-turned, then veered and ducked. So the blow intended merely to break his cheekbone or his jawbone was instead received by the cranium, that spacey bulge (in this instance still quite marriageably forested) where so many delicate and important powers are so trustingly encased. He crashed, he crunched to his knees, in obliterating defeat. . . . -- from Yellow Dog

Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat

Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat
  • Author : Amy Tan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-05-21
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 1442053216
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Summary : Ming Miao tells her kittens about the antics of one of their ancestors, Sagwa of China, that produced the unusual markings they have had for thousands of years.

Thirteen Senses

Thirteen Senses
  • Author : Victor Villasenor
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-03-17
  • Total pages :544
  • ISBN : 0061753920
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Summary : A daring memoir of love, magic, adventure, and miracles, Victor Villaseñor's Thirteen Senses continues the exhilarating family saga that began in the widely acclaimed bestseller Rain of Gold, delivering a stunning story of passion, family, and the forgotten mystical senses that stir within us all. Thirteen Senses begins with the fiftieth wedding anniversary of the aging former bootlegger Salvador and his elegant wife, Lupe. When asked by a young priest to repeat the sacred ceremonial phrase "to honor and obey," Lupe surprises herself and says. "No, I will not say 'obey'. How dare you! You don't talk to me like this after fifty years of marriage and I now knowing what I know!" After the hilarious shock of Lupe's rejection of the ceremony, the Villaseñor family is forced to examine the love that Lupe and Salvador have shared for so many years -- a universal, gut-honest love that will eventually energize and inspire the couple into old age.