Author Spotlight: Amy Tan

Author Spotlight

001ec979096310675fba14 The Joy Luck Club and The Bonesetter’s Daughter, are two of my favorite books from Amy Tan’s collections.

Amy Tan is this month’s Author Spotlight, she’s a best-selling author and like me, she’s a first generation American. I think that’s why I could relate to her and her books, also, every time I read one of her books I feel like I’ve been transported back in time and I’ve become one of her characters:

While reading The Valley of Amazement, I became Violet- a lost child (she had no sense of identity), I felt everything Violet did and I enjoyed every moment. As a first generation American with immigrant parents, I understood the struggles of each daughter from the Joy Luck Club and it gave me some insight on how my mother felt raising me in a completely different world/culture from her own.

Amy Tan is not only an author, but she’s a Storyteller. Every word she says has this form of healing power that all Storyteller have. At the end of every Amy Tan book, you feel a sense of peace and tranquility. To sum it all up, this is one of my favorite Amy Tan quote’s via Brainquotes

Writing is an extreme privilege, but it’s also a gift. It’s a gift to yourself and it’s a gift of giving a story to someone.

Amy Tan’s website:

*Sidenote- I might add Amy Tan’s Rules For Virgins on my books to read list.



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