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Amy Tan

San José State​

B.A. English (1973)
  • The critically-acclaimed author of The Joy Luck Club and The Bonesetter's Daughter.
  • Is a member of the literary rock band, The Rock-Bottom Remainders; her band mates include Dave Barry, Stephen King, and Maya Angelou.
  • Even though her mother wanted her to become a doctor, Tan switched from pre-med to major in English and linguistics at SJSU.

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