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1 Elyssa Tmez Professor Hemington English 1A 23 February 2021 Why is Amy Tan famous? Amy Tan is a chinese american novelist and author. Her most famous novel is The Joy Luck Club, which was published in . Tan explored different paths, including consulting and directing for organizations helping disabled children, as well as working as a freelance business writer, before finding her calling as a fiction writer. After the unexpected success of The Joy Luck Club , Tan published several other bestselling novels, including The Kitchen God's Wife , The Hundred Secret Senses , and The Bonesetter's Daughter . Her first work of nonfiction, The Opposite of Fate , was published in 2003. Tan is also the author of two children's books, The Moon Lady and The Chinese Siamese Cat . Her essay "Mother Tongue" has been widely anthologized. Tan's most recent novel is Saving Fish from Drowning. Her work has been translated into 23 languages. Tan's The Joy Luck Club, received the Commonwealth Club gold award for fiction and the American Library Association's best book for young adults award in 1989 and stayed on the New York Times 's best-seller list for nine months. In 1993, Tan produced and co authored the

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