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An edition of The Joy Luck Club (1989)

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An edition of The Joy Luck Club (1989)

The Joy Luck Club

  • 3.97 ·
  • 34 Ratings
  • 375 Want to read
  • 23 Currently reading
  • 50 Have read
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Publisher
Vintage Books
Language
English
Pages
288

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Four mothers, four daughters, four families, whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's telling the stories. 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.

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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Edition Availability
Cover of: The Joy Luck Club
The Joy Luck Club
2014, Penguin Books
Hardcover in English
Cover of: The Joy Luck Club
The Joy Luck Club
2006
in English
Cover of: El Club De LA Buena Estrella
El Club De LA Buena Estrella
January 1, 1995, Tusquets
Paperback in Spanish
Cover of: The Joy Luck Club
The Joy Luck Club
1991, Vintage Books
in English
Cover of: The Joy Luck Club
The Joy Luck Club
1990, Ivy Books
in English - 1st Ballantine Books ed.
Cover of: The joy luck club
The joy luck club
1989, Ivy Books
in English
Cover of: The joy luck club
The joy luck club
1989, Ivy Books
in English
Cover of: The Joy Luck Club
The Joy Luck Club
1989, Thorndike Press
in English - [Large print ed.]
Cover of: the joy luck club
the joy luck club
1989, g.p. putman's sons
Cover of: The joy luck club
The joy luck club
1989, Ivy Books
in English
Cover of: Joy Luck Club-O.M.
Joy Luck Club-O.M.
August 27, 1989, Ivy Books
Mass Market Paperback in English

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New York

Edition Notes

Originally published: New York : Putnam's, c1989.

Series
Vintage contemporaries
Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3570.A48 J6 1991, PS3570.A48J6 1991

The Physical Object

Pagination
288 p. ;
Number of pages
288

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1566146M
Internet Archive
joyluckclub00tana
ISBN 10
067972768X
ISBN 13
9780679727682
LCCN
91050047
Library Thing
4652
Goodreads
424966

First Sentence

"My father has asked me to be the fourth corner at the Joy Luck Club."

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