The Valley of Amazement
Publish date: July 15th 2014
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
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, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Asian Literature
I might have finished slogging through this had I not had several other library books which were becoming due. Then again, this isn't really my cup of tea, my being an elderly, repressed Calvinist and all. I made it through 36% of the book, or 336 pp. So, we have a young American girl in China (Shan...
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...