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1 Tan, Amy 'HUNDRED SECRET SENSES, THE'
Flamingo 1996 0006550517 / 9780006550518 Paperback Very Good 
Amy Tan's latest effort unfolds a series of family secrets that questions t he connection between fate, beliefs, and hopes, memory and imagination, and the natural gifts of our hundred secret senses. Years after her Chinese ha lf-sister assails her with ghost stories set in the mysterious world of Yin , a young woman finds herself in China, looking for a way to reconcile the ghosts of her past with the dreams of her future. 
Price: 450.00 JPY
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2 Tan, Amy KITCHEN GOD'S WIFE, THE
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS 1996 0006545068 / 9780006545064 Trade Paperbac Very Good+ 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: Pearl Louie Brandt has a terrible secret which she tries desperately to keep from her mother, Winnie Louie. And Winnie has long kept her own secrets - about her past and the confusing circumstances of Pearl's birth. Fate intervenes in the form of Helen Kwong, Winnie's so-called sister-in-law, who believes she is dying and must unburden herself of all falsehoods before she flies off to heaven. But, unfortunately, the truth comes in many guises, depending on who is telling the tale . . . Thus begins a story that takes us back to Shanghai in the 1920s, through World War Ii, and the harrowing events that lead to Winnie's arrival in America in 1949. The story is one of innocence and its loss, tragedy and survival and, most of all, the enduring qualities of hope, love and friendship. 
Price: 400.00 JPY
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3 Tan, Amy SAVING FISH FROM DROWNING
Ballantine Books 2005 000721989X / 9780007219896 Paperback Very Good 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: A pious man explained to his followers: "It is evil to take lives and noble to save them. Each day I pledge to save a hundred lives. I drop my net in the lake and scoop out a hundred fishes. I place the fishes on the bank, where they flop and twirl. 'Don't be scared,' I tell those fishes. 'I am saving you from drowning.' Soon enough, the fishes grow calm and lie still. Yet, sad to say, I am always too late. The fishes expire. And because it is evil to waste anything, I take those dead fishes to market and I sell them for a good price. With the money I receive, I buy more nets so I can save more fishes." 
Price: 500.00 JPY
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4 Tan, Amy SAVING FISH FROM DROWNING
Random House Inc 2006 034549394X / 9780345493941 Paperback Very Good 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: 'An exciting, funny and thought-provoking story!a masterful novel.' The Telegraph 'One can only admire Amy Tan for striking out into unchartered artistic lands.' Sarah Churchwell, Times Literary Supplement 'Sparkling!a very funny book.' Metro 'Tan's compelling portrait of a drowning humanity, pain seeks us out in our hiding places, however far we would run.' Anita Sethi, Observer Praise for 'The Kitchen God's Wife': 'In this remarkable book Tan manages to illuminate the nobility of friendship and the necessity of humour. Give yourself over to the world she creates.' New York Times 'Once again this wonderful novel has extended experience. There is something dizzyingly elemental about Tan's storytelling; it melds the rich simplicities of fairytales with a delicate lyrical style.' Sunday Times 'Tan is a prodigal with her talent. She weaves a dazzling web of unfamiliar colours, smells, tastes and landscapes.' Sunday Telegraph 'Amy Tan writes with passion and humour, making East and West mutually more comprehensible.' Daily Mail Praise for 'The Bonesetter's Daughter': 'Compelling!exotic lands and the past lend themselves to poetry. Tan turns the familiar but harrowing accounts of pre-Communist Chinese women into a romantic and intriguing tale. LuLing is a classic Tan character, a resilient survivor who, like Olivia in "The Hundred Secret Senses", betrays someone close to her with dire consequences.' Times Literary Supplement 'A classic [told with] originality and humourt!this is a delicious page-turner that keeps you guessing, laughing and crying until the end.' Sunday Express. 
Price: 500.00 JPY
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5 Tan, Amy THE BONESETTER'S DAUGHTER
Putnam Adult 2001 0399146431 / 9780399146435 Hardcover Good/Good 
In memories that rise like wisps of ghosts, LuLing Young searches for the n ame of her mother, the daughter of the Famous Bonesetter from the Mouth of the Mountain. Trying to hold on to the evaporating past, she begins to writ e all that she can remember of her life as a girl in China. Meanwhile, her daughter Ruth, a ghostwriter for authors of self-help books, is losing the ability to speak up for herself in front of the man she lives with and his two teenage daughters. None of her professional sound bites and pat homilie s works for her personal life; she knows only how to translate what others want to say. Ruth starts suspecting that something is terribly wrong with her mother. As a child, Ruth had been constantly subjected to her mother's disturbing not ions about curses and ghosts, and to her repeated threats to kill herself, and was even forced by her mother to try to communicate with ghosts. But no w LuLing seems less argumentative, even happy, far from her usual disagreea ble and dissatisfied self. While tending to her ailing mother, Ruth discovers the pages LuLing wrote i n Chinese, the story of her tumultuous and star-crossed life, and is transp orted to a backwoods village known as Immortal Heart. There she learns of s ecrets passed along by a mute nursemaid, Precious Auntie; of a cave where d ragon bones are mined, some of which may prove to be the teeth of Peking Ma n; of the crumbling ravine known as the End of the World, where Precious Au ntie's scattered bones lie, and of the curse that LuLing believes she relea sed through betrayal. Like layers of sediment being removed, each page reveals secrets of a larger mystery:. 
Price: 500.00 JPY
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6 Tan, Amy THE BONESETTER'S DAUGHTER
Flamingo 2001 0006550436 / 9780006550433 Paperback Very Good+ 
A major novel from the internationally bestselling author of The Joy Luck C lub, The Kitchen God's Wife and The Hundred Secret Senses. LuLing Young is now in her eighties, and finally beginning to feel the effects of old age. Trying to hold on to the evaporating past, she begins to write down all tha t she can remember of her life as a girl in China. Meanwhile, her daughter Ruth, a ghostwriter for authors of self-help books, is losing the ability t o speak up for herself in front of the man she lives with. LuLing can only look on, helpless: her prickly relationship with her daughter does not make it easy to discuss such matters. 
Price: 450.00 JPY
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7 Tan, Amy THE HUNDRED SECRET SENSES
Ivy Books 1996 080411109X / 9780804111096 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. "THE WISEST AND MOST CAPTIVATING NOVEL TAN HAS WRITTEN."--The Boston Sunday Globe "TRULY MAGICAL . . . UNFORGETTABLE . . . The first-person narrator is Olivi a Laguni, and her unrelenting nemesis from childhood on is her half-sister, Kwan Li. . . . It is Kwan's haunting predictions, her implementation of th e secret senses, and her linking of the present with the past that cause th is novel to shimmer with meaning--and to leave it in the readers mind when the book has long been finished." --The San Diego Tribune "HER MOST POLISHED WORK . . . Tan is a wonderful storyteller, and the story 's many strands--Olivia's childhood, her courtship and marriage, Kwan's gho st stories and village tales--propel the work to its climactic but bittersw eet end." --USA Today "TAN HAS ONCE MORE PRODUCED A NOVEL WONDERFULLY LIKE A HOLOGRAM: turn it th is way and find Chinese-Americans shopping and arguing in San Francisco; tu rn it that way and the Chinese of Changmian village in 1864 are fleeing int o the hills to hide from the rampaging Manchus. . . . THE HUNDRED SECRET SE NSES doesn't simply return to a world but burrows more deeply into it, foll owing new trails to fresh revelations. --Newsweek. 
Price: 500.00 JPY
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8 Tan, Amy THE JOY LUCK CLUB
Ballantine Books 1990 0804106304 / 9780804106306 Paperback Good 
"Brilliant....Each story is a fascinating vignette, and together they they weave the reader through a world where the Moon Lady can grant any wish, wh ere a child, promised in marriage at two and delivered at 12, can, with cun ning, free herself; where a rich man's concubine secures her daughter's fut ure by killing herself, and where a woman can live on, knowing she has lost her entire life." WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD A stunning literary achievement, THE JOY LUCK CLUB explores the tender and tenacious bond between four daughters and their mothers. The daughters know one side of their mothers, but they don't know about their earlier never-s poken of lives in China. The mothers want love and obedience from their dau ghters, but they don't know the gifts that the daughters keep to themselves . Heartwarming and bittersweet, this is a novel for mother, daughters, and those that love them. Editorial Reviews From Publishers Weekly "Intensely poetic, startlingly imaginative and moving, this remarkable book will speak to many women, mothers and grown daughters, about the persisten t tensions and powerful bonds between generations and cultures," praised PW . Author tour. Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. 
Price: 400.00 JPY
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9 Tan, Amy THE KITCHEN GOD'S WIFE
Ivy Books 1992 080410753X / 9780804107532 Paperback Good 
Winnie and Helen have kept each other's worst secrets for more than fifty y ears. Now, because she believes she is dying, Helen wants to expose everyth ing. And Winnie angrily determines that she must be the one to tell her dau ghter, Pearl, about the past--including the terible truth even Helen does n ot know. And so begins Winnie's story of her life on a small island outside Shanghai in the 1920s, and other places in China during World War II, and traces the happy and desperate events tha led to Winnie's coming to America in 1949. "The kind of novel that can be read and reread with enormous pleasure." CHICAGO TRIBUNE. 
Price: 300.00 JPY
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10 Tan, Amy THE OPPOSITE OF FATE
Harpercollins Pub Ltd 2003 0007169698 / 9780007169696 First Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A highly collectible, tight clean copy, protected in a new brodart wrapper, no inscriptions, unclipped dustjacket, this is not an Ex-Lib or a BCE/BOMC edition. A personal account of life as seen through the eyes of one of America's best-loved novelists. Over the course of her writing life, Amy Tan's essays and articles have appeared in numerous magazines, journals and anthologies, much to the delight of her fans. Here she has put together her musings on what she sees as the opposites of fate. This work should illuminate her fiction and give her readers a rare glimpse into her heart and mind. Born into a family that believed in fate, Tan has always looked for ways to make sense of the world - other than the excuse of destiny. From retelling the tales of her ancestors, to redecorating her house, and from seeing ghosts to strapping on skis, her narrative journey reflects on fate's opposites - lucky accidents, choice, memory - as well as on the comfort of accepting her past. 
Price: 1000.00 JPY
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