NEA Big Read: Meet Amy Tan

NEA Big Read: Meet Amy Tan

Amy Tan's best-selling The Joy Luck Club (1989) was a landmark work exploring the dark side of mother-daughter relationships and the role of memory in the Chinese American immigrant experience. Tan has written several other books, including The Kitchen God's Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, and The Bonesetter's Daughter, and a collection of non-fiction essays .She has been a finalist National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.