I'm about 200 pages from finishing Amy Tan's The Valley of Amazement. I honestly can't say that I love it. It's a bit depressing. I remember this book I had as a kid called Fortunately. All of this unfortunate things happen to a young boy, but then fortunately something else happens to help him. This Tan book is the opposite. Everything looks like a "fortunately," but then it turns into an "unfortunately." I'm hoping it turns around. I love her writing style and I want to find out what happens, but I'm not holding out hope for an even remotely happy ending.