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Novelist Amy Tan on Mothers and Daughters

Tan's first novel is called The Joy Luck Club, which is about a group of Chinese mothers who try to understand their American-born daughters. She joins Fresh Air to discuss her relationship with her own mother, and her mother's home country.

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Other segments from the episode on March 27, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 27, 1989: Interview with Carl Bernstein; Review of Artie Shaw's album "The Complete Gramercy Five Sessions"; Interview with Amy Tan; Review of the television show …

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