Amy Tan
Amy Tan is an American author of Chinese American literature, best known for her novel The Joy Luck Club. She has appeared on The Simpsons in animated form. A major theme of her work is the exploration of the relationship between mother and daughter. When she was a teenager, her brother and father both died of brain tumors at almost the same time. After a move to Switzerland, Amy’s mother revealed that she had three daughters in China that she had with an abusive husband. Amy lives in California with her husband, Louis, who she met on a blind date.

Amy Tan became a published author in 1989 with the novel The Joy Luck Club. Below is a list of Amy Tan’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Joy Luck Club(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Kitchen God's Wife(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hundred Secret Senses(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bonesetter's Daughter(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Saving Fish from Drowning(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Valley of Amazement(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories


Rules for Virgins(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Children’s Books


The Moon Lady(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies


The Best American Short Stories 1999(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Mid-Life Confidential: The Rock Bottom Remainders Tour America with Three Chords and an Attitude(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Opposite of Fate: A Book of Musings(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hard Listening: The Greatest Rock Band Ever (of Authors) Tells All(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Best American Short Stories 1999 was co-edited by series editor Katrina Kenison. Mid-Life Confidential: The Rock Bottom Remainders Tour America with Three Chords and an Attitude was co-authored with Dave Barry, Stephen King, Tabitha King, Barbara Kingsolver and Ridley Pearson.

Hard Listening is written with fellow Rock Bottom Remainders band members Mitch Albom, Dave Barry, Sam Barry, Matt Groening, Roy Blount Jr., Stephen King, James McBride, Ridley Pearson and Scott Turow.

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Amy Tan Synopsis: The Joy Luck Club is the debut novel from Amy Tan, was translated into 35 languages and adapted to film. It is the story of four mothers, four daughters and four families whose stories change based on who is telling the stories. In 1949, four Chinese immigrant women to San Francisco eat dim sum, play mahjong and chat. They call themselves The Joy Luck Club.

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