The Valley of Amazement is acclaimed Chinese-American author Amy Tan's newest achievement, a historical novel of astounding power and emotion.
In late 19th-century Shanghai, Violet Minturn comes of age at the city's most eminent courtesan establishment, where her mother is an employee. But political unease and the eventual fall of the Chinese imperial dynasty forces Violet to become separated from her family and become a "virgin courtesan." Violet becomes a talented and successful businesswoman, but her inner turmoil propels her on a constant search for closure, tranquility, and love, over a span of 50 years between China and San Francisco.
Love Amy Tan? Find more of her highly lauded books here.