The Joy Luck Club

Encompassing two generations and a rich blend of Chinese and American history, the story of four struggling, strong women also reveals their daughter's memories and feelings.

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Author Amy Tan
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The Joy Luck Club

“The Joy Luck Club is one of my favorite books. From the moment I first started reading it, I knew it was going to be incredible. For me, it was one of those once-in-a-lifetime reading experiences that you cherish forever. It inspired me as a writer and still remains hugely inspirational.” —Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians Amy Tan’s beloved, New York Times bestselling tale of mothers and daughters 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.

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The Joy Luck Club

‘The Joy Luck Club is an ambitious saga that’s impossible to read without wanting to call your Mum’ Stylist Discover Amy Tan’s moving and poignant tale of immigrant Chinese mothers and their American-born daughters. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, meet weekly to play mahjong and tell stories of what they left behind in China. United in loss and new hope for their daughters' futures, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Their daughters, who have never heard these stories, think their mothers' advice is irrelevant to their modern American lives - until their own inner crises reveal how much they've unknowingly inherited of their mothers' pasts.

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Amy Tan S The Joy Luck Club

Presents critical essays that discuss the language, characters, plot, and major themes of the author's novel about Chinese-American families.

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Author Harold Bloom
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Amy Tan S The Joy Luck Club

An overview of the novel features a biographical sketch of the author, a list of characters, a summary of the plot, and critical and analytical views of the work.

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The Joy Luck Club By Amy Tan

Collects sixteen essays examining the work, covering such topics as artistic aspects of the text, its critical reception, and the use of repetitions and parallels in the work.

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The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan

-- Presents the most important 20th-century criticism on major works from The Odyssey through modern literature. -- The critical essays reflect a variety of schools of criticism. -- Contains critical biographies, notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index

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Genre Book Chinese Americans in literature
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Women S Issues In Amy Tan S The Joy Luck Club

Presents essays that examine women's issues in "The Joy Luck Club," discussing such topics as gender and ethnic identity, female empowerment, cultural conflict, and stereotypes about immigrant women.

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The Joy Luck Club Study Guide

The perfect companion to Amy Tan's "The Joy Luck Club," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

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A Study Guide For Amy Tan S The Joy Luck Club

A Study Guide for Amy Tan's "The Joy Luck Club," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

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