The Joy Luck Club

Author: Amy Tan
Publication Date: 1989

Synopsis: In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk. United in shared loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. With wit and wisdom, Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful, often tender, and always deep connection between these four women and their American-born daughters. As each reveals her secrets, trying to unravel the truth about her life, the strings become more tangled, more entwined… New York Times Book Review: “Beautifully written… A jewel of a book.” Los Angeles Times: “Powerful… full of magic… You won’t be doing anything of importance until you have finished.” San Francisco Chronicle: “Wonderful… a significant lesson in what storytelling has to do with memory and inheritance.” (Synopsis from Goodreads.)

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