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*Read a [http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/18/books/18sfculture.html '''New York Times article'''] about Amy Tan at the heart of the San Francisco writing scene.
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*Read a [http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/18/books/18sfculture.html '''New York Times article'''] about '''Amy Tan''' at the heart of the San Francisco writing scene.
*Amy Tan is a backup singer for [http://www.rockbottomremainders.com/ '''the Rock Bottom Remainders'''], an all-author rock band.  Their occasional shows raise money for literary organizations. Author/band members include Amy Tan, Dave Barry, Mitch Albom, Scott Turow, Matt Groening, James McBride, Greg Iles, Ridley Pearson, Roy Blount, Jr, Kathi Goldmark and Sam Barry. Stephen King has also performed with the band.
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*'''Amy Tan''' is a backup singer for [http://www.rockbottomremainders.com/ '''the Rock Bottom Remainders'''], an all-author rock band.  Their occasional shows raise money for literary organizations. Author/band members include '''Amy Tan''', Dave Barry, Mitch Albom, Scott Turow, Matt Groening, James McBride, Greg Iles, Ridley Pearson, Roy Blount, Jr, Kathi Goldmark and Sam Barry. Stephen King has also performed with the band.
  
 
==Other works by Amy Tan==
 
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?red+scarf+girl'''Red Scarf Girl'''] by Ji-Li Jiang - a memoir of the author's experiences during the Cultural Revolution of China. This book is suitable for middle-grade readers.
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?red+scarf+girl'''Red Scarf Girl'''] by Ji-Li Jiang - a memoir of the author's experiences during the Cultural Revolution of China. This book is suitable for middle-grade readers.
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?rape+of+nanking '''The Rape of Nanking: the Forgotton Holocaust of WWII'''] by Iris Chang
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?rape+of+nanking '''The Rape of Nanking: the Forgotton Holocaust of WWII'''] by Iris Chang
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?fortune+cookie+chronicles '''The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food'''] by Jennifer 8 Lee - Lee goes well beyond her title, tracing not only how Chinese cuisine around the globe has been influenced by the various cultures it has encountered, but a fascinating look at the experiences of many new Chinese-American immigrants today and at the restaurant industry as a common first step into American society.
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?things+that+must+not+be+forgotten '''Things That Must Not Be Forgotten : A Childhood in Wartime China'''] by Michael David Kwan
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?things+that+must+not+be+forgotten '''Things That Must Not Be Forgotten : A Childhood in Wartime China'''] by Michael David Kwan
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?peoples+dynasty'''The People's Dynasty: culture and society in modern China'''] - a Modern Scholar series of lectures by Robert J. Shepherd.
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?peoples+dynasty'''The People's Dynasty: culture and society in modern China'''] - a Modern Scholar series of lectures by Robert J. Shepherd.

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About the Author

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  • Read a New York Times article about Amy Tan at the heart of the San Francisco writing scene.
  • Amy Tan is a backup singer for the Rock Bottom Remainders, an all-author rock band. Their occasional shows raise money for literary organizations. Author/band members include Amy Tan, Dave Barry, Mitch Albom, Scott Turow, Matt Groening, James McBride, Greg Iles, Ridley Pearson, Roy Blount, Jr, Kathi Goldmark and Sam Barry. Stephen King has also performed with the band.

Other works by Amy Tan

Fiction:

Nonfiction:

For Children:

Novels featuring Chinese Culture and History

  • The Red Chamber by Pauline Chen - An epic reimagining of the Chinese classic "Dream of the Red Chamber" is set against a backdrop of eighteenth-century Beijing and follows the intersecting lives of three women, including orphaned Daiyu, who becomes tangled in a web of intrigue with ties to the Emperor's Palace.
  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See - The story of friendship across class and distance follows two women throughout their lives in 19th century China.

Novels and memoirs featuring Chinese-American Families

First-Generation, Second-Generation and other Immigrant Stories

Novels featuring Mothers and Daughters

There are hundreds of novels about mothers and daughters, but the ones we list below have a similar reading experience or feel to The Joy Luck Club: they tell the stories of several generations, depict difference across cultures, and/or feature groups of women within generations.

Nonfiction featuring Chinese Culture and History

Literary San Francisco

  • Porchlight is San Francisco's Moth-like storytelling series.

Feature Films

For Children

External Links