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The Joy Luck Club (Paperback)

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    Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's "saying" the stories. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk.......more

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Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's "saying" the stories. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk. United in shared unspeakable loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Rather than sink into tragedy, they choose to gather to raise their spirits and money. "To despair was to wish back for something already lost. Or to prolong what was already unbearable." Forty years later the stories and history continue.

With wit and sensitivity, Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful, often tender, and always deep connection between mothers and daughters. As each woman reveals her secrets, trying to unravel the truth about her life, the strings become more tangled, more entwined. Mothers boast or despair over daughters, and daughters roll their eyes even as they feel the inextricable tightening of their matriarchal ties. Tan is an astute storyteller, enticing readers to immerse themselves into these lives of complexity and mystery.

Amy Tan is the author of The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen Godís Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter's Daughter, The Opposite of Fate, Saving Fish from Drowning, and two childrenís books, The Moon Lady and The Chinese Siamese Cat, which has been adapted as Sagwa, a PBS series for children. Tan was also the co-producer and co-screenwriter of the film version of The Joy Luck Club, and her essays and stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. Her work has been translated into more than twenty-five languages. Tan, who has a masterís degree in linguistics from San Jose University, has worked as a language specialist to programs serving children with developmental disabilities. She lives with her husband in San Francisco and New York.

Author:
Tan, Amy
Genre:
FICTION / Sagas
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
288
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Group USA
Publish Date:
09/30/2006
Copyright Year:
2006
ISBN:
9780143038092
Height:
8.0 in
Wdth:
5.5 in
Thickness:
0.5 in
Unit weight:
0.55 lb
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  • The Joy Luck Club

    I really enjoyed this book. I could hardly put it down. Even though I had seen the movie a long time ago I felt like all of it was brand new. I did have to go back and see what daughter went with which mother. It is a must read.

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