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.
The Joy Luck Club may refer to: The Joy Luck Club (novel), a 1989 novel written by Amy Tan The Joy Luck Club (film), a 1993 film adaptation of the above novel The Joy Luck Club (play), one of production produced by TheatreWorks in Silicon Valley, California..
Read that. Loved it. Felt it. Lived by its lessons. 55
I would love to read this book, but every time I try to purchase it I get a message saying "This item is currently being modified. Please try again later." I may change my review if this book is ever fixed so I can buy it. 15
Worst book I've ever read. You'd be better off burning $8 than buying this book. 15
I literally couldn't put it down. It is an engrossing tale that any mother or daughter can relate to. Helped me understand my relationship with my mother better. 45
This book is really bad. Worst book ever 15
I'm reading this book in class and it's very interesting 55
I've read this book many times before. It's a good story. Yes, drama-filled, right from the beginning until the end. 55
The story takes place in san francisco, and is very different from other books i've read. Its drama-filled but very very good 55