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Amy Tan (1) (1952–)

Autore di Il circolo della fortuna e della felicità

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Fonte dell'immagine: 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,

Opere di Amy Tan

La figlia dell'aggiustaossa (2001) 7,898 copie
La moglie del dio dei fuochi (1991) 6,938 copie
The Hundred Secret Senses (1995) 5,735 copie
Perché i pesci non affoghino (2005) 4,720 copie
Valle delle Meraviglie (2013) 1,929 copie
The Moon Lady (1992) 479 copie
The Best American Short Stories 1999 (1999) — A cura di — 450 copie
The Chinese Siamese Cat (1994) 317 copie
Rules for Virgins (2011) 140 copie

Opere correlate

The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction (1983) — Collaboratore — 1,132 copie
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni918 copie
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories (1992) — Collaboratore — 748 copie
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories (1994) — Collaboratore — 479 copie
Points of View: Revised Edition (1966) — Collaboratore — 413 copie
The Granta Book of the American Short Story (1992) — Collaboratore — 369 copie
The Best American Essays 1991 (1991) — Collaboratore — 143 copie
The Norton Book of Personal Essays (1997) — Collaboratore — 142 copie
Leaving Home: Stories (1997) — Collaboratore — 117 copie
The Joy Luck Club [1993 film] (1994) — Original book — 105 copie
Growing up Asian American: An Anthology (1993) — Collaboratore — 102 copie
The State of the Language [1990] (1979) — Collaboratore — 88 copie
Rotten English: A Literary Anthology (2007) — Collaboratore — 75 copie
Choice Words: Writers on Abortion (2020) — Collaboratore — 74 copie
American Christmas Stories (2021) — Collaboratore — 60 copie
The Vintage Book of American Women Writers (2011) — Collaboratore — 56 copie
The Simpsons: Season 12 (1990) — Guest Star — 55 copie
What’s Language Got to Do with It? (2005) — Collaboratore — 51 copie
The Seasons of Women: An Anthology (1995) — Collaboratore — 46 copie
Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat: Acrobat Cats (2002) — Collaboratore — 45 copie
Big City Cool: Short Stories About Urban Youth (2002) — Collaboratore — 35 copie
Under Western Eyes: Personal Essays from Asian America (1995) — Collaboratore — 31 copie
Asian-American Literature: An Anthology (2000) — Collaboratore — 30 copie
Drivel: Deliciously Bad Writing by Your Favorite Authors (2014) — Collaboratore — 28 copie
An Introduction To: The Joy Luck Club (2006) — Collaboratore — 4 copie
Whole Pieces (1990) — Collaboratore — 1 copia


Informazioni generali

Nome legale
Tan, Amy Ruth
Altri nomi
Tán Enmei
Data di nascita
USA (birth)
Luogo di nascita
Oakland, California, USA
Luogo di residenza
Oakland, California, USA
Santa Clara, California, USA
Montreux, Switzerland
San Jose, California, USA
San Francisco, California, USA
New York, New York, USA (mostra tutto 7)
Sausalito, California, USA
Institut Monte Rosa, Montreux, Switzerland
Linfield College, Oregon, USA
San Jose City College, San Jose, California, USA
San Jose State University (BA|English and linguistics)
San Jose State University (MA|Linguistics)
University of California, Santa Cruz (mostra tutto 7)
University of California, Berkeley
Attività lavorative
language development specialist
business writer
fiction writer
Rock Bottom Remainders (band)
American Bird Conservancy (board member)
The Community of Writers (board member)
Premi e riconoscimenti
Academy of Achievement (1996)
Carl Sandburg Literary Award (2021)
National Humanities Medal (2021)
Sandy Dijkstra [literary] (Dijkstra Literary Agency)
Elise Capron [literary] (Dijkstra Literary Agency)
Steven Barclay [speaking] (Steven Barclay Agency)
Eliza Fischer [speaking] (Steven Barclay Agency)
Breve biografia
Amy Tan says on her own website ( 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. -TerenceHearsay



The Backyard Bird Chronicles by Amy Tan is a delightful illustrated love story dedicated to birds and bird watching. It is very highly recommended. This is an amazing book and I can't wait to buy a hardcover copy.

In 2016 Amy Tan began keeping journals with drawings about the birds she observed in her northern California backyard. The Backyard Bird Chronicles represents material from nine journals full of observations from September 16, 2017 to December 15, 2022. Most of the entries are observations or lighthearted notes, but a few more serious events are also included, like the 2017 salmonellosis outbreak among Pine Siskins. She observes and identifies the many birds, the problems like squirrels, crows, cats, etc. At the end is a list of all the birds she has seen in her backyard as of Dec 2022, and a selected reading list.

This is a spectacular book! I can't even explain how much I adored this book. I loved the charming personal, reflective, humorous observations about the birds, the information, and especially the sketches of the birds she seeing. Tan is the daughter of an ornithologist, which explains some of her knowledge, but she also adores watching the birds.

Her devotion to feeding them, providing water, and creating a welcoming habitat for a wide variety of birds is inspiring. David Allen Sibley, the acclaimed ornithologist, wrote the foreword and writes that this is a "collection of delightfully quirky, thoughtful, and personal observations of birds in sketches and words." Thanks to Knopf Doubleday for providing me with an advance reader's copy via NetGalley. My review is voluntary and expresses my honest opinion.
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SheTreadsSoftly | 2 altre recensioni | Apr 12, 2024 |
Where the Past Begins chronicles the making of a writer. With characteristic humor and poignant observation, Tan weaves a nontraditional introspective narrative that is as complex and vibrant as this beloved American novelist's fiction. Interspersed with direct correspondence between the author and her editor, this audiobook will give fans and critics unparalleled insight into the author's process, her thoughts on the literary enterprise, and her singularly warm, intelligent mind.
TNbookgroup | 12 altre recensioni | Mar 11, 2024 |
Four women's lives and their daughters are the main theme of this book.The mothers all came to America leaving China for something better, their daughters fight against the old way of their mothers. The cultural divide is great and is the tension in the book. The mothers lives were shaped and formed by customs, the daughters in America want no part of that.

Four women's lives and their daughters are the main theme of this book.The mothers all came to America leaving China for something better, their daughters fight against the old way of their mothers. The cultural divide is great and is the tension in the book. The mothers lives were shaped and formed by custom, the daughters in America want no part of that.… (altro)
foof2you | 198 altre recensioni | Feb 6, 2024 |
I came very close to DNF this book, but the interest in sister Kwan and the Chinese aspect of the story kept me reading. I couldn't stand the narrator, sister Olivia. She is absolutely toxic; a selfish nitwit. She had exactly ten pages at the end of the book where she was "redeemed." Too little, too late.
I'm not sorry I finished the book though. Kwan and her Yin eyes, the tales of the ghosts, those were enchanting.
MrsLee | 65 altre recensioni | Jan 5, 2024 |


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