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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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Bookish Blerd
Bookish Blerd rated it
5.0 Review: The Joy Luck Club
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...
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...
Books Read, Not Necessarily Well
Books Read, Not Necessarily Well rated it
5.0 The Joy Luck Club
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. 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 read in a...
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...
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