Amy Tan: Author of "The Joy Luck Club"

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Springfield, NJ 1996 Hard cover Illustrated. Good++ No Dust Jacket Ex-Library (Amy Tan), (Author of The Joy Luck Club), (People to Know Series), (1996 Hardcover Edition), normal ... library labels and stamps, minor cover wear, slight hinge creaking but binding solid, pages clean, 112 pp. --(Includes: Chronology, Chapter Notes, Further Reading, Index, pp. 99-112)---[A5] Read more Show Less

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Springfield, NJ 1996 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 0894906992. 112 pages, illustrations, pictorial boards, very good. For the teenage reader. From Booklist: "Rooted as it ... is in the Chinese American experience, Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club (1989) is a best-seller because it's about the love and anger between mothers and daughters everywhere. This very readable literary biography talks about how Tan became a fiction writer, the books that influenced her (including Louise Erdrich's Love Medicine [1984]), the success of her second novel, The Kitchen God's Wife (1991), and how much of her writing is autobiographical and how much is not. There are well-chosen quotes from published interviews and from reviews, positive and negative, all meticulously documented in chapter notes at the back. Tan is candid about her early denial of her immigrant background, her longing to be a "true" unhyphenated American, and about how she changed and came to celebrate her family roots, in China and here. Lots of black-and-whi Read more Show Less

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Children's Literature - Rebecca Joseph
This interesting biography tells the life story of Amy Tan, the author of the best selling novel The Joy Luck Club. Much like the characters in that novel, Tan is the daughter of Chinese immigrants, and for many years dismissed her heritage. This book traces Tan's rediscovery of her Chinese heritage and her development into one of the most popular American writers today.
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6A biography that could be read for recreation or used for assignments. The chapters are well organized, and the bits of personal information meld to create an engaging look at the likable subject. Sources are given for all dialogue and quotes. There is at least one black-and-white photograph per chapter. Kramer has presented a wonderful role model for young people, especially Asian Americans, females, and aspiring writers. This title is a solid choice for collections with a demand for contemporary biographies.Linda Gray, Tyler Public Library, TX
Hazel Rochman
Rooted as it is in the Chinese American experience, Amy Tan's "The Joy Luck Club" (1989) is a best-seller because it's about the love and anger between mothers and daughters everywhere. This very readable literary biography talks about how Tan became a fiction writer, the books that influenced her (including Louise Erdrich's "Love Medicine" [1984]), the success of her second novel, "The Kitchen God's Wife" (1991), and how much of her writing is autobiographical and how much is not. There are well-chosen quotes from published interviews and from reviews, positive and negative, all meticulously documented in chapter notes at the back. Tan is candid about her early denial of her immigrant background, her longing to be a "true" unhyphenated American, and about how she changed and came to celebrate her family roots, in China and here. Lots of black-and-white photos show a smiling, glamorous Tan playing pool, singing in her rock band, with her mother, and at home with her husband. A brief final note talks about other Chinese American writers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780894906992
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/1996
  • Series: People to Know Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 11 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 9.23 (h) x 0.45 (d)

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