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The Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan
The Joy Luck Club
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This widely acclaimed bestseller spans two countries and two generations, following a group of Chinese women who meet to play mah jong, invest money and tell the secret stories of their lives. They call their gathering the Joy Luck Club.
This widely acclaimed bestseller spans two countries and two generations, following a group of Chinese women who meet to play mah jong, invest money and tell the secret stories of their lives. They call their gathering the Joy Luck Club.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679727682 (067972768X)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it
4.0 The Joy Luck Club
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...
rameau's ramblings
rameau's ramblings rated it
4.0 The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
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...
KizunaYueMichaelis
KizunaYueMichaelis rated it
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...
Bloodorange
Bloodorange rated it
3.0 The Joy Luck Club
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 ...
Crash My Book Party
Crash My Book Party rated it
3.5 Still not really sure what 'joy luck' is
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...
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