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This edition was published in by g.p. putman's sons in new yorkapr.

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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1990, Ivy Books
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1989, Heinemann
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The Joy Luck Club

First published in 1989



First Sentence

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

Work Description

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.

the joy luck club

This edition was published in by g.p. putman's sons in new yorkapr.


Table of Contents

part 1 I Feathers From A Thousand Li Away
chapter 1 I JING-MEI WOO: THE JOY LUCK CLUB I 19
chapter 2 I AN-MEI HSU: SCAR I 42
chapter 3 I LINDO JONG:THE RED CANDLE I 49
chapter 4 I YING-YING ST.CLAIR: THE MOON LADY I 67
part 2 I THE TWENTY SIX MALIGNANT GATES
chapter 1 I WAVERLY JONG: RULES OF THE GAME I 89
chapter 2 I LENA ST.CLAIR: THE VOICE FROM THE WALL I 102
chapter 3 I ROSE HSU JORDAN: HALF AND HALF I 116
chapter 4 I JING-MEI WOO: TWO KINDS I 132
part 3 I american translation
chapter 1 I LENA ST.CLAIR:RICE HUSBAND I 149
chapter 2 I WAVERLY JONG: FOUR DIRECTIONS I 166
chapter 3 I ROSE-HSU JORDAN: WITHOUT WOOD I 185
chapter 4 I JING-MEI WOO: BEST QUALITY I 197
part 4 I queen mother of the western skies
chapter 1 I AN-MEI HSU: MAGPIES I 215
chapter 2 I YING-YING ST. CLAIR: WAITING BETWEEN THE TREES I 242
chapter 3 I LINDO JONG: DOUBLE FACE I 253
chapter 4 I JING-MEI WOO: A PAIR OF TICKETS I 267

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OL24630338M
Internet Archive
joyluckcl00tana
ISBN 10
0399134204

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