Who is Amy Tan?

October 2004
Literary Cavalcade;Oct2004, Vol. 57 Issue 2, p28
This article presents information about writer Amy Tan. Amy Tan is the daughter of Chinese immigrants. She was born in Northern California in 1952, to a Baptist minister and a woman who had escaped an abusive husband in China. The pain of her mother's loss inspired Tan's novel "The Kitchen God's Wife," while her difficult relationship with her mother spawned the stories that make up the book "The Joy Luck Club." When Tan first got to college, she studied medicine, which she later traded for a degree in English and linguistics. She began writing fiction, debating with a short story entitled "Endgame." INSET: WRITE YOUR OWN TIMELESS STORY.


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