• « Émouvant et très courageux... Amy Tan nous décrit d'une façon inédite la Chine, les femmes sino-américaines, leurs familles et le mystérieux lien existant entre mère et fille. » Alice Walker, auteur de La Couleur pourpre Début du XXe siècle à Shanghai. Violet Minturn est la fille d'une Américaine qui tient un club huppé, la Maison de Lulu Mimi, lieu de rencontres de riches Occidentaux et Asiatiques. Mais derrière les riches tentures, c'est aussi la maison de courtisanes la plus distinguée de Shanghai. C'est dans cet univers que grandit Violet, petite fille au caractère bien affirmé. Lorsqu'elle découvre que son père n'est pas mort comme elle le croyait, et que celui-ci est d'origine chinoise, c'est un choc. Alors que la situation politique du pays devient de plus en plus instable, sa mère tente de partir avec elle pour San Francisco, mais est piégée par un ancien amant. Violet, 14 ans, est vendue comme courtisane vierge à une maison close, et Lulu reçoit bien la confirmation - fausse - de la mort de sa fille... Entre la perspicacité et l'humour sarcastique d'Amy Tan, Belles de Shanghai traite de la relation profonde existant entre mères et filles. L'histoire d'un traumatisme hérité, de désirs et de tromperies, mais avant tout du pouvoir et de la persévérance de l'amour.

  • Comment vivre la Chine en Amérique ? Deux générations de femmes, quatre mères, quatre filles livrent leur histoire. En 1949, quatre Chinoises, ayant récemment immigrées à San Francisco, se retrouvent pour discuter. Unies dans leurs espoirs et leurs pertes, elles décident de former le Joy Luck Club. Resurgissent alors les senteurs et les saveurs d'autrefois. On croise des bébés mariés à la naissance, des soeurs jumelles perdues sur une route d'exode, la Dame Lune qui exauce les voeux des enfants, des concubines jalouses et humiliées... Nostalgique et amère parfois, la fable se heurte à un autre langage. Celui d'une deuxième génération qui aspire à une vie différente libérée du poids de la tradition. Au carrefour de ces deux mondes : Jing-mei. La jeune femme découvre au Joy Luck Club la force de l'héritage laissé par les mères. Naît alors l'espoir d'une réconciliation car les liens du sang sont indéfectibles... « Poétique, d'une beauté et d'une imagination saisissante, ce livre remarquable parlera à toutes les femmes. » Publishers Weekly

  • Kona eldhúsguðsins Nouv.

    Kona eldhúsguðsins

    Amy Tan

    Winnie fæðist inn í auðuga fjlskyldu í Kína, þar sem hún elst upp. Örlgum lífs hennar er stjórnað af fjlskyldu og eiginmanni hennar. Dóttir Winnie, Pearl, hefur alist upp í Bandaríkjunum. Pearl gengur um með sjúkdóm og mun það verða hlutverk Helen, frænku þeirra, að tengja mæðgurnar tvær saman í gegnum merkilega fortíð Winnie og kínverskan uppruna þeirra, sem Pearl hefur hingað til forðast sem heitan eldinn.

    Saga mæðgnanna endurspeglar stórt samhengi lífs marga Kínverja sem lifðu stórbrotnum lífum á fyrri hluta 20. aldar. Saga Winnie nær frá því þegar hún er lítil stúlka í Kína og til þess þegar hún flyst til Bandaríkjanna á efri árum. Ástarsambnd, flókin hjónabnd, fjlskyldutengsl og snn vinátta eru þemu sem birtast í gegnum sgupersónurnar ásamt kínverskri speki Winnie sem gefa sgunni meiri líf og lit.



    Amy Tan er dóttir kínverskra innflytjenda í Bandaríkjunum og birta verk hennar mrg hver þann veruleika. Amy fræðir lesendur um lífið sem Kínverskir innflytjendur hafi margir lifað sem og þá fortíð sem brn þeirra vita oft lítið sem ekkert um. Í gegnum fjlskyldusambnd nær hún á fallegan máta að sýna það hvernig vitneskja um fortíðina getur spilað mikilvægt hlutverk þegar kemur að lærdómi varðandi nútíðina. Á sama tíma og sgupersónurnar verða fróðari um líf sitt þá verður lesandinn ef til vill þakklátari fyrir sína eigin gæfu og litlu hlutina í hinu hversdaglega lífi.

  • Please note that due to the limitations of some ereading devices, it was not possible to represent diacritical marks in this title.The highly anticipated novel from the bestselling author of 'The Joy Luck Club' and 'The Bonesetter's Daughter'.

  • The international bestseller from the author of 'The Joy Luck Club' and 'The Bonesetter's Daughter'.

  • In memories that rise like wisps of ghosts, LuLing Young searches for the name 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 write 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 homilies 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 notions 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 now LuLing seems less argumentative, even happy, far from her usual disagreeable and dissatisfied self.
    While tending to her ailing mother, Ruth discovers the pages LuLing wrote in Chinese, the story of her tumultuous and star-crossed life, and is transported to a backwoods village known as Immortal Heart. There she learns of secrets passed along by a mute nursemaid, Precious Auntie; of a cave where dragon bones are mined, some of which may prove to be the teeth of Peking Man; of the crumbling ravine known as the End of the World, where Precious Auntie's scattered bones lie, and of the curse that LuLing believes she released through betrayal.
    Like layers of sediment being removed, each page reveals secrets of a larger mystery: What became of Peking Man? What was the name of the Bonesetter's Daughter? And who was Precious Auntie, whose suicide changed the path of LuLing's life? Within LuLing's calligraphed pages awaits the truth about a mother's heart, what she cannot tell her daughter yet hopes she will never forget.
    Set in contemporary San Francisco and in a Chinese village where Peking Man is being unearthed, The Bonesetter's Daughter is an excavation of the human spirit: the past, its deepest wounds, its most profound hopes. The story conjures the pain of broken dreams, the power of myths, and the strength of love that enables us to recover in memory what we have lost in grief. Over the course of one fog-shrouded year, between one season of falling stars and the next, mother and daughter find what they share in their bones through heredity, history, and inexpressible qualities of love.

  • This sensual jewel of a tale is an extract from 'Valley of Amazement' - the first book in six years from the beloved and bestselling Amy Tan.

  • De dochter van de heelmeester Nouv.

    In `De dochter van de heelmeester' schetst Amy Tan een bewogen familiegeschiedenis die op ontroerende wijze laat zien hoe belangrijk het is om je eigen verleden te kennen. Ruth, een Chinees-Amerikaanse vrouw in de veertig, zorgt voor haar dementerende moeder. Ze heeft haar dochter nooit over haar verleden verteld. Waarom ze plotseling naar Amerika vertrok, is voor Ruth een raadsel. Maar op een dag vindt ze de aantekeningen van haar moeder waarin ze haar levensverhaal heeft opgeschreven. Eindelijk krijgt Ruth de langverwachte antwoorden op haar vragen en leert ze haar moeder kennen. Waar komt ze vandaan en hoe moet ze nu verder met haar leven?



    Amy Tan (1952) is een Amerikaanse schrijfster van Chinese afkomst en is bekend van onder meer haar debuut `De vreugde- en gelukclub' en `Vrouw van de keukengod'. In haar romans schrijft ze over complexe moeder-dochter relaties en over hoe het is om als kind van Chinese immigranten op te groeien in Amerika. Haar boeken zijn wereldwijd goed ontvangen. Zo stond `Vrouw van de keukengod' maar liefst 38 weken in de New York Times bestsellerlijst en zijn haar werken in 35 talen vertaald. Haar debuutroman werd in 1993 verfilmd tot de succesvolle film `The Joy Luck Club'.

  • De honderd geheime zintuigen Nouv.

    In `De honderd geheime zintuigen' worstelt Olivia met haar Chinese afkomst en haar Amerikaanse identiteit. Ze voelt zich als kind ongemakkelijk wanneer haar familie uit China op bezoek komt en haar oudere halfzus levendig mythische verhalen vertelt over geesten en spoken. De jonge Olivia probeert de spoken weg te jagen en als puber wuift ze de verhalen weg met sarcastische opmerkingen. Maar het verleden van haar voorouders blijft haar achtervolgen. Dertig jaar later bezoekt ze haar halfzus in haar geboortedorp en zoekt ze toenadering tot de geesten uit haar jeugd.



    Amy Tan (1952) is een Amerikaanse schrijfster van Chinese afkomst en is bekend van onder meer haar debuut `De vreugde- en gelukclub' en `Vrouw van de keukengod'. In haar romans schrijft ze over complexe moeder-dochter relaties en over hoe het is om als kind van Chinese immigranten op te groeien in Amerika. Haar boeken zijn wereldwijd goed ontvangen. Zo stond `Vrouw van de keukengod' maar liefst 38 weken in de New York Times bestsellerlijst en zijn haar werken in 35 talen vertaald. Haar debuutroman werd in 1993 verfilmd tot de succesvolle film `The Joy Luck Club'.

  • Pour Bibi Chen, ce devait être le nec plus ultra du voyage culturel : un périple sur la célèbre route de Birmanie. Hélas, elle meurt peu avant le départ et ne peut qu´observer de l´au-delà les tribulations de ses amis, qui vont se retrouver prisonniers d´une tribu indigène au fin fond de la jungle...
    Entre satire, pamphlet politique et invite à la sagesse, Noyade interdite est un roman plein de verve et d´humour.

  • Winnie and Helen have kept each other's worst secrets for more than fifty years. Now, because she believes she is dying, Helen wants to expose everything. And Winnie angrily determines that she must be the one to tell her daughter, Pearl, about the past--including the terible truth even Helen does not 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.

  • Delve into the stories from Amy Tan's life that inspired bestselling novels like The Joy Luck Club and The Valley of Amazement Amy Tan has touched millions of readers with haunting and sympathetic novels of cultural complexity and profound empathy. With the same spirit and humor that characterize her acclaimed novels, she now shares her insight into her own life and how she escaped the curses of her past to make a future of her own. She takes us on a journey from her childhood of tragedy and comedy to the present day and her arrival as one of the world's best-loved novelists. Whether recalling arguments with her mother in suburban California or introducing us to the ghosts that inhabit her computer, The Opposite of Fate offers vivid portraits of choices, attitudes, charms, and luck in action--a refreshing antidote to the world-weariness and uncertainties we all face today.

  • The "wisest and most captivating novel" (Boston Globe) from the author of the bestselling The Valley of Amazement Set in San Francisco and in a remote village of Southwestern China, Amy Tan's The Hundred Secret Senses is a tale of American assumptions shaken by Chinese ghosts and broadened with hope. In 1962, five-year-old Olivia meets the half-sister she never knew existed, eighteen-year-old Kwan from China, who sees ghosts with her "yin eyes." Decades later, Olivia describes her complicated relationship with her sister and her failing marriage, as Kwan reveals her story, sweeping the reader into the splendor and violence of mid-nineteenth century China. With her characteristic wisdom, grace, and humor, Tan conjures up a story of the inheritance of love, its secrets and senses, its illusions and truths.

  • Anglais The Joy Luck Club

    Tan Amy

    For readers of Amy Tan's bestselling novel, The Valley of Amazement, revisit her classic tale of mothers and daughters Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's "saying" the stories. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk. United in shared unspeakable loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Rather than sink into tragedy, they choose to gather to raise their spirits and money. "To despair was to wish back for something already lost. Or to prolong what was already unbearable." Forty years later the stories and history continue.
    With wit and sensitivity, Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful, often tender, and always deep connection between mothers and daughters. As each woman reveals her secrets, trying to unravel the truth about her life, the strings become more tangled, more entwined. Mothers boast or despair over daughters, and daughters roll their eyes even as they feel the inextricable tightening of their matriarchal ties. Tan is an astute storyteller, enticing readers to immerse themselves into these lives of complexity and mystery.

  • Anglais The Opposite of Fate

    Tan Amy

    An unbearably moving, intensely passionate, deeply personal account of life as seen through the eyes of one of America's best-loved novelists.

  • Anglais The Kitchen God's Wife

    Tan Amy

    The international bestseller from the much-loved author of 'The Joy Luck Club' and 'The Bonesetter's Daughter'.

  • A major novel from the internationally bestselling author of 'The Joy Luck Club', 'The Kitchen God's Wife' and 'The Hundred Secret Senses'.

  • Changing Realities of Work and Family is an interdisciplinary volume that examines the multiple realities of work and family from academic, commercial, and political perspectives. The book Brings together works by an extraordinary list of contributors, including Jane Swift, former governor of Massachusetts; practitioners from industry; the leading attorney in discrimination against mothers and pregnant women; and outstanding academics from psychology, business, economics, and human relations Examines work and family in the political arena, gay and lesbian workers, work and family as it relates to age, single mothers, and the role of culture and community Includes original empirical articles written expressly for this work, in which the most current research on the field of work and family will be presented Provides “real world” examples of the intersection of work and family in such fields as business, government, and the law

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