The Joy Luck Club

People, Identity & Culture
Author(s):
Amy Tan
Age Group:
18 and up
Publisher:
Penguin Books
ISBN:
978-0143038092
Year:
People, Identity & Culture

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. Forty years later the stories and history continue. The narrative voice moves among seven characters, including the mothers and their daughters.

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