Amy Tan

CATEGORY: Thinkers
INDUSTRY: Publishing/Writing

WHAT MAKES HER HAUTE: This Oakland-native’s first book, The Joy Luck Club, earned Tan the National Book Award and the L.A. Times Book Award in 1989. She followed up with a number of bestsellers, including The Kitchen God’s Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter’s Daughter, and Saving Fish From Drowning.

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