The Valley of Amazement
Publish date: October 24th 2013
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Asian Literature
This is a novel which provides a double cultural distance for most readers, arising from both place (most of it is set in China) and time (there is a long, intergenerational span of time covered, but the major events of the plot take place in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century). Nonethe...
I liked this book a lot. Not enough to re-read often, if at all, but I was glad I read it. I myself never got over Edward's death. Why couldn't she be with him? Of course, I know why, but the tragedy! Anyway, this book was satisfying to read, and I'd recommend it.
AMAZING!!LOVED this well written book by Amy Tan!! Wouldn't have expected anything but a great story from this incredible writer. I will always remember this book with fondness. I can't recall a boring moment. I was engulfed by The Valley of Amazement and could not put book down. Bravo!!
So, I'm a huge Amy Tan fan, and I have been looking forward to this since it first got released. And I know, I know, usually when you look forward to a book, that's exactly when it disappoints you. Surprisingly, this one didn't! It was amazing. It covers a topic that Tan covers in most, if not all o...
A few years back I read Ms. Tan's "Rule for Virgins" and loved Magic Gourd's lessons to Violet the courtesan. Now we move to the full length novel titled "The Valley of Amazement".The Valley of Amazement begins with the tale of Violet, a half American and Chinese girl living in Shanghai with her mot...
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