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Multcolib Picks: If you like The Valley of Amazement

Empress
Empress By Shan, Sa (Book - 2006 ) FICTION SHAN Available in some locations

Annotation:A ravishing historical novel of one of China's most controversial historical figures: its first and only female emperor, Empress Wu, who emerged in the Tang Dynasty and ushered in a golden age.

Breaking the Alabaster Jar
Breaking the Alabaster Jar Conversations With Li-Young Lee By Lee, Li-Young (Book - 2006 ) 811.5 L478ba 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:In this collection of interviews, Li Young Lee discusses his family's flight from political oppression in China and Indonesia, how that journey affected his poetry, and the engaging, often painful,insights being raised a cultural outsider in America afforded him.

Sweet Mandarin
Sweet Mandarin The Courageous True Story of Three Generations of Chinese Women and Their Journey From East to West By Tse, Helen (Book - 2008 ) B-Ts7865s 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Spanning almost a hundred years, this rich and evocative memoir recounts the lives of three generations of remarkable Chinese women.

A Thousand Miles of Dreams
A Thousand Miles of Dreams The Journeys of Two Chinese Sisters By Welland, Sasha Su-Ling (Book - 2006 ) B-L646w 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Blending the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history, "Wild Swans" has become a bestselling classic in thirty languages, with more than ten million copies sold. The story of three generations in twentieth-century China, it is an engrossing record of Mao's impact on China, an unusual window on the female experience in the modern world, and an inspiring tale of courage and love.

Wild Swans
Wild Swans Three Daughters of China By Chang, Jung (Book - 2003 ) 951.05 C4555w 2003 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 15 on 3 copies

Annotation:Blending the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history, "Wild Swans" has become a bestselling classic in thirty languages, with more than ten million copies sold. The story of three generations in twentieth-century China, it is an engrossing record of Mao's impact on China, an unusual window on the female experience in the modern world, and an inspiring tale of courage and love.

The Joy Luck Club
The Joy Luck Club (DVD - 200-? ) DVD Drama JOY All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 1 on 2 copies

Annotation:Follows the story of four lifelong friends, whose lives are filled with joy and heartbreak, and shows how their experiences have affected the hopes and dreams they hold for each of their children.

Empress Dowager Cixi
Empress Dowager Cixi The Concubine Who Launched Modern China By Chang, Jung (Book - 2013 ) B-Ci499c 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 16 copies
The Hundred Secret Senses
The Hundred Secret Senses By Tan, Amy (Book - 1998 ) FICTION TAN All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 2 on 10 copies

Annotation:Kwan, a seventeen-year-old half-sister from China, turns young Olivia's world upside-down with her stories of ghosts of another time, tales that have a profound impact on Olivia's life and imagination, until she discovers a way to reconcile the ghosts of the past with her dreams of the future.

The Woman Warrior
The Woman Warrior Memoirs of A Girlhood Among Ghosts By Kingston, Maxine Hong (Book - 1989 ) B-K553w Available in some locations

Annotation:Chinese American woman tells of the Chinese myths, family stories and events of her California childhood that have shaped her identity.

Shanghai Girls
Shanghai Girls A Novel By See, Lisa (Book - 2010 ) FICTION SEE 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:May and Pearl, two sisters living in Shanghai in the mid-1930s, are beautiful, sophisticated, and well-educated, but their family is on the verge of bankruptcy. Hoping to improve their social standing, May and Pearl's parents arrange for their daughters to marry Gold Mountain men who have come from Los Angeles to find brides.

The Valley of Amazement
The Valley of Amazement By Tan, Amy (Book - 2013 ) FICTION TAN 2013 Available in some locations Holds: 14 on 60 copies

Annotation:Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan spans more than forty years and two continents and is a sweeping family saga with a huge emphasis on the mother/daughter relationship. It has courtesans, beautiful images of China, search for identity, and new life in the new world.

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Amy Tan's sweeping family saga places an emphasis on the mother/daughter relationship and spans more than forty years and two continents . Tan describes courtesans, beautiful images of Old World China, search for identity, and new life in the new world. If your a fan of Tan's work, take a look at our suggestions for more good reading. - Karen S.


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