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The Crazed, by Ha Jin. A Readalike for Amy Tan.

The Crazed, by Ha Jin. A Readalike for Amy Tan.

Sara Paretsky's mysteries are great for so many reasons. I love her feminist, kick-but social-justice-conscious private investigator VI Warshawski. I love all of the research Paretsky puts into these books and I love the Chicago setting. Unlike many other series, this series gets better as it goes along.

Breakdown by Sara Paretsky. Carmilla, Queen of the Night, is a shape-shifting raven whose fictional exploits thrill girls all over the world. When tweens in

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Hardly Heroic: 3 Flagrantly Flawed Main Characters

Amy Tan is best known for her novel "The Joy Luck Club", which I also read and enjoyed.  The Hundred Secret Senses has, for me, a better sense of humor which makes the story move more swiftly.

The first Amy Tan novel I read was The Kitchen God's Wife, which made me cry and examine my own familial relationships.this book is one better.

Cavedweller by Dorothy Allison - When Delia Byrd packs up her old Datsun and her daughter Cissy and gets on the Santa Monica Freeway heading south and east, she is leaving e...

Cavedweller by Dorothy Allison - When Delia Byrd packs up her old Datsun and her daughter Cissy and gets on the Santa Monica Freeway heading south and east, she is leaving e.

The Valley of Amazement - Amy Tan's The Valley of Amazement is a sweeping epic of two women's intertwined fates and their search for identity, that moves from the lavish parlors of Shanghai courtesans to the mountains of a remote Chinese village.Spanning more than 40 years and two continents, the novel resurrects pivotal episodes in history: from the collapse of China's last imperial dynasty and the rise of the Republic, to the inner workings of courtesan houses…

Amy Tan’s The Valley of Amazement is a sweeping, evocative epic of two women’s intertwined fates and their search for identity, that moves from the lavish parlors of Shanghai courtesans to the fog-shrouded mountains of a remote Chinese village.

Protecting a man wrongly charged with the murder of his wife, Jane Whitefield is shot and abducted by the real culprits, who threaten to kill her if she does not reveal her client's whereabouts.

Poison Flower, the seventh novel in Thomas Perry’s celebrated Jane Whitefield series,

Somers Library Somers Library ~ Providing excellence in library service. Each Pinterest board showcases a variety of books on that topic. 183 boards, with 2-100+ pins per board...I'd love boards like this that link to lib catalog for easy check-out by patrons

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Gail Tsukiyama A Hundred Flowers

A powerful new novel about an ordinary family facing extraordinary times at the start of the Chinese Cultural RevolutionChina, Chairman Mao has declared a new openness in society:

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