The Joy Luck Club


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Encompassing two generations and a rich blend of Chinese and American history, the story of four struggling, strong women also reveals their daughter's memories and feelings.

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Author by Amy Tan
Genre eBook Fiction
Read Book 288
ISBN Number 0143038095

The Joy Luck Club


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“The Joy Luck Club is one of my favorite books. From the moment I first started reading it, I knew it was going to be incredible. For me, it was one of those once-in-a-lifetime reading experiences that you cherish forever. It inspired me as a writer and still remains hugely inspirational.” —Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians 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.

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Author by Amy Tan
Genre eBook Fiction
Read Book 288
ISBN Number 1101502738

The Joy Luck Club


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‘The Joy Luck Club is an ambitious saga that’s impossible to read without wanting to call your Mum’ Stylist Discover Amy Tan’s moving and poignant tale of immigrant Chinese mothers and their American-born daughters. 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.

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Author by Amy Tan
Genre eBook Fiction
Read Book 368
ISBN Number 9781407072852

Amy Tan S The Joy Luck Club


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From English classes to book clubs, Amy Tan's bestseller The Joy Luck Club has become a staple of contemporary American fiction. Its heartrending and powerful stories speak volumes about the trials both of the immigrant experience in America and of mother-daughter relationships in any family. The Companion takes you inside this favorite: What are the Joy Luck Club daughters expected to do with the stories their mothers tell them? How autobiographical is Tan's novel? Which daughter did she base on herself? What role does the past play in the lives of immigrants and their children?

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Author by John Henriksen
Genre eBook Literary Criticism
Read Book 57
ISBN Number 1586638580

The Moon Lady


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Nai-nai tells her granddaughters the story of her outing, as a seven-year-old girl in China, to see the Moon Lady and be granted a secret wish. Suggested level: primary.

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Author by Amy Tan
Genre eBook
Read Book 32
ISBN Number 0241132797

A Teacher S Guide To The Joy Luck Club


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A Teacher's Guide to The Joy Luck Club is a complete novel study for Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club. This teacher's guide is designed for high school students. This guide will push students beyond a cursory survey of the book and lead them into a deeper analysis of Amy Tan's novel. This book contains: - Chapter by chapter questions - Quizzes and Tests - Review ideas - Journal activities - Anticipatory sets - Discussion ideas and starters

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Author by Greg Slingerland
Genre eBook Education
Read Book 74
ISBN Number 9781312314610

Amy Tan S The Joy Luck Club


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An overview of the novel features a biographical sketch of the author, a list of characters, a summary of the plot, and critical and analytical views of the work.

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Author by Harold Bloom
Genre eBook Juvenile Nonfiction
Read Book 145
ISBN Number 9781604135749

The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan


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-- Presents the most important 20th-century criticism on major works from The Odyssey through modern literature. -- The critical essays reflect a variety of schools of criticism. -- Contains critical biographies, notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index

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Author by Harold Bloom
Genre eBook Chinese Americans in literature
Read Book 233
ISBN Number 9781438113968

The Hundred Secret Senses


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The Hundred Secret Senses is an exultant novel about China and America, love and loyalty, the identities we invent and the true selves we discover along the way. Olivia Laguni is half-Chinese, but typically American in her uneasiness with her patchwork family. And no one in Olivia's family is more embarrassing to her than her half-sister, Kwan Li. For Kwan speaks mangled English, is cheerfully deaf to Olivia's sarcasm, and sees the dead with her "yin eyes." Even as Olivia details the particulars of her decades-long grudge against her sister (who, among other things, is a source of infuriatingly good advice), Kwan Li is telling her own story, one that sweeps us into the splendor, squalor, and violence of Manchu China. And out of the friction between her narrators, Amy Tan creates a work that illuminates both the present and the past sweetly, sadly, hilariously, with searing and vivid prose. "Truly magical...unforgettable...this novel...shimmer[s] with meaning."--San Diego Tribune "The Hundred Secret Senses doesn't simply return to a world but burrows more deeply into it, following new trails to fresh revelations."--Newsweek

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Author by Amy Tan
Genre eBook Fiction
Read Book 368
ISBN Number 1101202947

The Kitchen God S Wife


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With the same narrative skills and evocative powers that made her first novel, The Joy Luck Club, a national bestseller, Tan now tells the story of Winnie Louie, an aging Chinese woman unfolding a life's worth of secrets to her suspicious, Americanized daughter.

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Author by Amy Tan
Genre eBook Fiction
Read Book 416
ISBN Number 110100715X