Book List:14 titles
  • Thirteen-year-old Jamie Bunn made a mistake at the end of the school year. A big one. And every kid in her middle school knows all about it. Now she has to spend her summer vacation volunteering at the local library -- as punishment. What a waste of ...


  • New York Times bestselling author Amy Tan brings us her latest novel: a sweeping, evocative epic of two women's intertwined fates and their search for identity -- from the lavish parlors of Shanghai courtesans to the fog-shrouded mountains of a remot...



  • Gathered, recorded, and edited by students at Balboa High School in San Francisco, this anthology of oral histories includes more than 100 stories of immigration to the United States. I Might Get Somewhere includes a foreword by best-selling author A...


  • “A rollicking, adventure-filled story . . . packed [with] the human capacity for love.”–USA Today“A superbly executed, good-hearted farce that is part romance and part mystery . . . With Tan’s many talents on display, it’s her idiosyncrat...


  • A magical fable details the story of how Siamese cats got their dark markings on their faces and tails as Ming Miao tells her kittens the story of their ancestor, Sagwa of China, who tricked the Foolish Magistrate with an ink pot. Reprint....



  • “The Bonesetter’s Daughter dramatically chronicles the tortured, devoted relationship between LuLing Young and her daughter Ruth. . . . A strong novel, filled with idiosyncratic, sympathetic characters, haunting images, historical complexity, sig...


  • Leaving home for the first time is a rite of passage. Fifteen of the most respected authors of our time contribute their perspectives to this masterfully crafted anthology. From fear to desire, joy and hope, the mixed emotions that accompany each jou...






  • A MAGICAL NIGHT WHEN SECRET WISHES CAN COME TRUE On a rainy afternoon, three sisters wish for the rain to stoop, wish they could play in the puddles, wish for something, anything, to do. So Ying-Ying, their grandmother, tells them a tale from long ag...


  • The Hundred Secret Senses is an exultant novel about China and America, love and loyalty, the identities we invent and the true selves we discover along the way. Olivia Laguni is half-Chinese, but typically American in her uneasiness with her patchwo...


  • With the same narrative skills and evocative powers that made her first novel, The Joy Luck Club, a national bestseller, Tan now tells the story of Winnie Louie, an aging Chinese woman unfolding a life's worth of secrets to her suspicious, Americaniz...


  • This widely acclaimed bestseller spans two countries and two generations, following a group of Chinese women who meet to play mah jong, invest money and tell the secret stories of their lives. They call their gathering the Joy Luck Club....


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