Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Joy Luck Club

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
First published by G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1989
This edition published by Penguin Books, 2006
288 pages

"In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk. United in shared low and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. 

With wit and sensitivity, Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful, often tender, and always deep connection between these four women and their American-born daughters. As each reveals her secrets, trying to unravel the truth about her life, the strings become more tangled, more entwined..." 

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