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Author Amy Tan's New Take on Mothers and Daughters

Tan's debut novel, "The Joy Luck Club," was a huge critical and commercial success, earning Tan a nomination for the National Book Award. She has a new novel, called "The Kitchen God's Wife," which draws explicitly from her mother's experiences as a Chinese immigrant and survivor of an abusive relationship.


Other segments from the episode on June 19, 1991

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 19, 1991: Interview with Amy Tan; Review of Curlew's album "Bee" and Doctor Nerve's album "Beta 14 OK"; Interview with Patricia Williams; Commentary on women changing…


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