Tag Archives: Amy Tan

Harris’s Literary Favs Reveal a Vibrant Soul

Kamala Harris’s favorite lit reveals a woman engaging in foundational exploration, especially regarding race and gender.

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The Trauma of Lost Privilege

Few things are more traumatic that losing one’s privileges, as Amy Tan shows in “Valley of Amazement.”

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