Amy Tan

Amy Tan

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The Backyard Bird Chronicles was the most recently released book by Amy Tan, on January 1st, 2024.

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Amy Tan Stats: The highest rated book by Amy Tan on Book Notification is The Joy Luck Club, a Standalone novel. The second-highest rated book is The Bonesetter's Daughter, a Standalone novel.

The most read book by Amy Tan on Book Notification is The Joy Luck Club, a Standalone novel. The second most read book is The Bonesetter's Daughter, a Standalone novel.

Below is a complete list of Amy Tan books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series.

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Children's Books in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Big City Cool: Short Stories About Urban Youth (With: Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Walter Dean Myers, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Neal Shusterman, Cherylene Lee, M. Jerry Weiss, Helen S. Weiss, Elennora Tate, Eugenia Collier, Paul Many, Michael Rosovsky)
Big City Cool: Short Stories About Urban Youth (With: Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Walter Dean Myers, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Neal Shusterman, Cherylene Lee, M. Jerry Weiss, Helen S. Weiss, Elennora Tate, Eugenia Collier, Paul Many, Michael Rosovsky)
2002

List of Amy Tan Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Points of View
1956
2
The Short Story: 30 Masterpieces
1992
3
American Voices
1992
4
Growing Up Female: Stories By Women Writers From the American Mosaic
1993
5
Charlie Chan is Dead: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian American Fiction
1993
6
Mid-life Confidential
1994
7
Out of the Mold
1997
8
The Best American Short Stories 1999
1999
9
The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction
1999
10
The Eloquent Essay
2000
11
40 Short Stories: A Portable Anthology
2000
12
Big City Cool: Short Stories About Urban Youth
2002
13
The Little Big Book of California
2005
14
40 Model Essays
2005
15
Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction
2007
16
Rotten English: A Literary Anthology
2007
17
FIRST WORDS: Earliest Writing from Favorite Contemporary Authors
2009
18
Selected Shorts: American Classics
2010
19
Hard Listening: The Greatest Rock Band Ever (of Authors) Tells All
2013
20
The Boomer List
2014
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Amy Tan: Biography

Amy Tan (Amy Ruth Tan) was born on February 19th, 1952 and is currently 72 years old. Amy Tan was born in Oakland, California, USA. Tan attended San Jose State University where she received an M.A. English and Linguistics .

Amy Tan (Amy Ruth Tan) is probably best known for her Standalone Novels. There are currently 6 novels available. The first standalone was released in 1989 with the novel The Joy Luck Club. The most recently released novel was The Valley of Amazement which was released in 2013. There are no upcoming standalone novels by Amy at this time.

Amy Tan has also written the Non-Fiction Books series which has 4 books including The Opposite of Fate: A Book of Musings and Post Pregnancy Diet.

Amy Tan: Awards & Accolades

Amy Tan books have been nominated for multiple awards, The Joy Luck Club was nominated for the National Book Awards, Best Fiction, in 1989 as well as the Los Angeles Times Book Prize - Best Fiction in 1989. The Hundred Secret Senses was nominated for the Women's Prize, For Fiction, in 1996. The Bonesetter's Daughter was nominated for the Audie Award, Best Narration by the Author, in 2002. The Valley of Amazement was nominated for the Goodreads Awards, Best Historical Fiction, in 2013.

Amy Tan: Lists & Other Mentions

  • The Kitchen God's Wife was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 1991.

Related Authors

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  1. John Grisham, author of the Jake Brigance Series.
  2. Stephen King, author of The Dark Tower Series.
  3. J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter Series.
  4. Barbara Kingsolver, author of the novel: The Poisonwood Bible.
  5. Khaled Hosseini, author of the novel: The Kite Runner.

Amy Tan: F.A.Q

When was Amy Tan Born? How old is Amy Tan?

Amy Tan was born on February 19th, 1952. Amy Tan is currently 72 years old.

Where was Amy Tan Born?

Amy Tan was born in Oakland, California, USA and is American.

What was the first book Amy Tan wrote?

The first novel written by Amy Tan was The Joy Luck Club, published in 1989.

What was the most recent book Amy Tan wrote?

Her most recently released work was The Backyard Bird Chronicles on January 1st, 2024.

Will there be any more books by Amy Tan?

Amy Tan does not have any upcoming books with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.

How many books has Amy Tan written?

Amy Tan has written 13 books excluding contributions to anthologies. 6 Standalone Novels, 1 Short Story/Novella, 2 books in the Children's Series, 4 books in the Non-Fiction Books.

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    Cindy M
    7 months ago

    The Joy Luck Club was a favorite of mine. She didn’t always hold my attention to keep reading her other books….Might give her another try!

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