Why is Amy Tan’s writing so great? Tan is one of my very favorite contemporary writers, and so this was a question I kept posing to myself as I read this collection of autobiographical essays on topics varying from Tan’s childhood to the time she was almost swept away in a flash flood while vacationing […]Read more "“The Opposite of Fate” by Amy Tan"
Yep, time for more freebies! If you’re tired of reading about men making decisions for women, why not check out a story about a society in which women quite literally rule? Reviewers have described it as both “anti-feminist” and “really degrading to men,” so I must be doing something right 😉 More seriously, I prefer […]Read more "The Midnight Land: Part One is FREE!"
Amy Tan’s latest offering is both similar to her previous books, and yet startlingly different. While it possesses the richness of description and the multi-generational depth and breadth we’ve come to associate with Tan, prudish readers may be shocked by the sexual details of the main character’s experiences, and the tone is somehow different from […]Read more "“The Valley of Amazement” by Amy Tan"