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The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
Genre: Novel, Domestic Fiction
Length: 354 pages
First Published: 1989
‘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.
About Amy Tan
Amy Ruth Tan is an American author known for The Joy Luck Club, which was adapted into The Joy Luck Club in 1993 by director Wayne Wang. Tan has written several other novels, including The Kitchen God’s Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter’s Daughter, Saving Fish from Drowning, and The Valley of Amazement. Visit the author’s website→