The Valley Of Amazement

March 24, 2015|
The Valley Of Amazement by Amy Tan
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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.

AMY TANis the author ofThe Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God''s Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter''s Daughter, The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life, Saving Fish from Drowning, and two children''s books,The Moon LadyandThe Chinese Siamese Cat, which was adapted into a PBS television series. Tan was also coproducer...
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Title:The Valley Of Amazement
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Product dimensions:608 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 1.25 in
Shipping dimensions:608 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 1.25 in
Published:March 24, 2015
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781443444743

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