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Amy Tan speaks with National Book Festival Literary Director Marie Arana on the Main Stage, September 1, 2018. Photo by Shawn Miller/Library of Congress. By Library of Congress Life - 20180901SM1138.jpg, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=83102549

Amy Tan

Author of The Joy Luck Club

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The Joy Luck Club 15,091 copies, 165 reviews
The Bonesetter's Daughter 6,933 copies, 102 reviews
The Kitchen God's Wife 6,169 copies, 62 reviews
The Hundred Secret Senses 5,057 copies, 57 reviews
Saving Fish from Drowning 4,120 copies, 96 reviews
The Valley of Amazement 1,513 copies, 79 reviews
The Chinese Siamese Cat 263 copies, 5 reviews
Rules for Virgins 115 copies, 8 reviews
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories (Contributor) 620 copies, 2 reviews
Points of View: Revised Edition (Contributor) 342 copies, 6 reviews
The Granta Book of the American Short Story (Contributor) 320 copies, 1 review
The Best American Essays 1991 (Contributor) 128 copies, 1 review
The Norton Book of Personal Essays (Contributor) 121 copies, 1 review
Leaving Home: Stories (Contributor) 98 copies
The State of the Language [1990] (Contributor) 78 copies, 1 review

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Amy Tan says on her own website (http://www.amytan.net/) that those who want to know her official biography should read her book The Opposite of Fate. There is a good short synopsis on her website. She makes a disclaimer that many other websites, including Wikipedia, have made erroneous statements about her life. She has asked not to publish any biographical information, and her website is restricted material.
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