The Joy Luck Club
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Make this your next book club selection and everyone saves. Get 15% off when you order 5 or more of this title for your book club. Simply enter the coupon code TANJOY at checkout. This offer does not apply to eBook purchases. This offer applies to only one downloadable audio per purchase. In 1949 four Chinese women-drawn together by the shadow of their past-begin meeting in San Francisco to play mah jong, invest in stocks, eat dim sum, and "say" stories. They call their gathering the Joy Luck Club. Nearly forty years later, one of the members has died, and her daughter has come to take her place, only to learn of her mother's lifelong wish-and the tragic way in which it has come true. The revelation of this secret unleashes an urgent need among the women to reach back and remember…
Publish date: March 22nd 1989
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
So, I hate when I keep books on my 'TBR' list for so long that I regret waiting so long to read them. I loved the movie, so I knew the book would be even better. After having read the book, it is better (of course), but doesn't take away from the movie. This is a book about mothers and daughters...
This is mothers and daughters telling their stories. They don't really know each other. This is the real them. Beliefs and traditions play a part. Some went through so much. A lot of what happens is sad. I don't think I took the time with this book that is necessary with each of their stories....
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...
This is a story of mothers and daughters, immigration and what being and becoming American means. Its a novel about China. It shouldn't be tucked away in those niches, though. 'The Joy Luck Club' moved me and opened my eyes to a set of experiences I hadn't given much thought to. I have a tendency to...
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...
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