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Valley of Amazement

Valley of Amazement

(2013)
A novel by

 
New York Times bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan brings us her latest novel: a sweeping, evocative epic of two women's intertwined fates and their search for identity - from the lavish parlors of Shanghai courtesans to the fog-shrouded mountains of a remote Chinese villageShanghai, 1912. Violet Minturn is the privileged daughter of the American madam of the city's most exclusive courtesan house. But when the Ching dynasty is overturned, Violet is separated from her mother in a cruel act of chicanery and forced to become a "virgin courtesan." Half-Chinese and half-American, Violet grapples with her place in the worlds of East and West - until she is able to merge her two halves, empowering her to become a shrewd courtesan who excels in the business of seduction and illusion, though she still struggles to understand who she is.Back in 1897 San Francisco, Violet's mother, Lucia, chooses a disastrous course as a sixteen-year-old, when her infatuation with a Chinese painter compels her to leave her home for Shanghai. Shocked by her lover's adherence to Chinese traditions, she is unable to change him, despite her unending American ingenuity.Fueled by betrayals, both women refuse to submit to fate and societal expectations, persisting in their quests to recover what was taken from them: respect; a secure future; and, most poignantly, love from their parents, lovers, and children. To reclaim their lives, they take separate journeys - to a backwater hamlet in China, the wealthy environs of the Hudson River Valley, and, ultimately, the unknown areas of their hearts, where they discover what remains after their many failings to love and be loved.Spanning more than forty years and two continents, The Valley of Amazement transports listeners from the collapse of China's last imperial dynasty to the beginning of the Republic and recaptures the lost world of old Shanghai through the inner workings of courtesan houses and the lives of the foreigners living in the International Settlement, both erased by World War II. A deeply evocative narrative of the profound connections between mothers and daughters, imbued with Tan's characteristic insight and humor, The Valley of Amazement conjures a story of inherited trauma, desire and deception, and the power and obstinacy of love.

 
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Hardback Editions

July 2014 : USA Library Binding
Title: The Valley of Amazement
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 0606357521 / 9780606357524 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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November 2013 : USA Hardback
Title: The Valley of Amazement
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 0062107313 / 9780062107312 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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January 2013 : UK Hardback
Title: The Valley of Amazement
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 0007456271 / 9780007456277 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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October 2013 : Canada Hardback
Title: The Valley Of Amazement
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1443410225 / 9781443410229 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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January 2000 : UK Hardback
Title: Valley of Amazement Book Hb
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 0007557647 / 9780007557646 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harpercollins
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Paperback Editions

March 2015 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Valley Of Amazement
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 144344474X / 9781443444743 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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August 2014 : Canada Paperback
Title: The Valley Of Amazement
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1443441309 / 9781443441308 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial Canada
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July 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: The Valley of Amazement
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 0062107321 / 9780062107329 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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January 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: The Valley of Amazement
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 0007476485 / 9780007476480 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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July 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: The Valley of Amazement
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 0007507429 / 9780007507429 (UK edition)
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July 2014 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Valley of Amazement Intl
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 0062349708 / 9780062349705 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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November 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: The Valley Of Amazement Lp
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 0062223380 / 9780062223388 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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January 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: The Valley of Amazement
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 0007468873 / 9780007468874 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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November 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: The Valley of Amazement Intl
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 0062230190 / 9780062230195 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco Press
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2013 : Canada Paperback
Title: The Valley Of Amazement
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1443410233 / 9781443410236 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper
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Audio Editions

November 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Valley of Amazement
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1423322460 / 9781423322467 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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July 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Valley of Amazement
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1491501871 / 9781491501870 (USA edition)
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July 2014 : USA MP3 CD
Title: The Valley of Amazement
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 149150188X / 9781491501887 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
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April 2014 : USA MP3 CD
Title: The Valley of Amazement
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1491510781 / 9781491510780 (USA edition)
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January 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Valley of Amazement
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1480590894 / 9781480590892 (USA edition)
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January 2014 : USA MP3 CD
Title: The Valley of Amazement
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1480590908 / 9781480590908 (USA edition)
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November 2013 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Valley of Amazement
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1423322398 / 9781423322399 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2013 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Valley of Amazement
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1423322401 / 9781423322405 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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September 2013 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Valley of Amazement
Author(s): Amy Tan, Inc. Brilliance Audio
ISBN: 1423322452 / 9781423322450 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio on CD
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November 2013 : USA MP3 CD
Title: The Valley of Amazement
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 142332241X / 9781423322412 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio on MP3-CD
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November 2013 : USA MP3 CD
Title: The Valley of Amazement
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1423322428 / 9781423322429 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

November 2013 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Valley of Amazement
Author(s): Amy Tan

Publisher: Ecco
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November 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Valley of Amazement
Author(s): Amy Tan

Publisher: HarperCollins
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November 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Valley of Amazement
Author(s): Amy Tan

Publisher: Fourth Estate
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