The Valley of Amazement

The Valley of Amazement

Book Title: The Valley of Amazement

  • Publication Date: 15 Jul 2014
  • ISBN-13: 9780007476480
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 205 voters
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An expansive, heartbreaking novel from the internationally bestselling author of 'The Joy Luck Club'.


In turn-of-the-century Shanghai, Violet Minturn is raised by her American mother, the mistress of the city's most renowned courtesan house. When the revolution comes, a cruel deception forces Violet to become a virgin courtesan.


'The Valley of Amazement' is the story of three women, bound by blood and betrayal. But, as she struggles to understand her heritage, it is Violet's determination to forge her own destiny that propels this bittersweet tale of family secrets, changing identities and lost love.