The Joy Luck Club
Revision as of 16:07, 24 September 2012 by Mdickens
About the Author
Other works by Amy Tan
- The Bonesetter's Daughter
- The Hundred Secret Senses
- The Kitchen's God's Wife
- Saving Fish from Drowning
- The Chinese Siamese Cat (adapted into the television series Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat)
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.
First-Generation and Immigrant Stories
- The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girhood Among Ghosts by Maxine Hong Kingston.
Novels featuring Mothers and Daughters
- The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
- Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
Nonfiction featuring Chinese Culture and History
- Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang - The story of three generations in twentieth-century China, describing the life of the author's grandmother, a warlord's concubine; her mother, a member of the Communist elite, and the family's experiences during the Cultural Revolution.
- In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord.
- The NEA's Big Read website has a Reader's Guide and more information about the book and the author.
- The Chinese in California: San Francisco's Chinatown An introduction to San Francisco's Chinatown on the Library of Congress website