The Joy Luck Club
"Brilliant....Each story is a fascinating vignette, and together they they weave the reader through a world where the Moon Lady can grant any wish, where a child, promised in marriage at two and delivered at 12, can, with cunning, free herself; where a rich man's concubine secures her daughter's... show more
"Brilliant....Each story is a fascinating vignette, and together they they weave the reader through a world where the Moon Lady can grant any wish, where a child, promised in marriage at two and delivered at 12, can, with cunning, free herself; where a rich man's concubine secures her daughter's future by killing herself, and where a woman can live on, knowing she has lost her entire life."WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLDA stunning literary achievement, THE JOY LUCK CLUB explores the tender and tenacious bond between four daughters and their mothers. The daughters know one side of their mothers, but they don't know about their earlier never-spoken of lives in China. The mothers want love and obedience from their daughters, but they don't know the gifts that the daughters keep to themselves. Heartwarming and bittersweet, this is a novel for mother, daughters, and those that love them.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: April 30th 1990
Publisher: Ivy Books
Pages no: 332
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
A story about four Chinese women and their daughters. The women were all born in China and grew up there. Their daughters were all born in America. How were they different, how the same? How did they intrinsically understand each other and how not? Along the way, we learn something about the culture...
There's only one fatal flaw in this wonderfully written novel about eight Chinese-American women and that flaw is its seven first person voice narrators. Let me repeat that: Seven narrators who all sound the same. The three living mothers and four daughters tell stories of their childhood, stories o...
Sometimes the story dragged a little bit, and in fact, the main problem was the difficulty to differentiate a mother from the other, a daughter from the other. There were some good stories, other were kind of MEH. It is not hard to identify oneself with each daughter and how they feel about their mo...
I read this book some 15 years ago, and had no memory of reading it, which I found unusual, and was actually quite glad when I found I would have to reread it for a student's project. And how hard that was!I know, I KNOW I should have liked this book more. I know it was - and is - important, and it ...
The Joy Luck Club is another one of those books I've been meaning to read for ages, but without really knowing anything about it, and have finally gotten around to it after buying a slightly battered copy from an op shop (for $1!). The Joy Luck Club is a beautiful and tragic and interesting collecti...