The Joy Luck Club
by Tan, Amy,
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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
In 1949 four Chinese women-drawn together by the shadow of their past-begin meeting in San Francisco to play mah jong, invest in stocks, eat dim sum, and "say" stories. They call their gathering the Joy Luck Club.
Nearly forty years later, one of the members has died, and her daughter has come to take her place, only to learn of her mother's lifelong wish--and the tragic way in which it has come true. The revelation of this secret unleashes an urgent need among the women to reach back and remember...
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-- Societies and clubs
Reminiscing in old age -- Fiction.
Chinese American women -- Fiction.
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Female friendship -- Fiction.
Mothers -- Death -- Fiction.
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| New York :Putnam's,
288 pages ; 24 cm