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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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Genre: Fiction
Author: Amy Tan
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2006
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 0143038095

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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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Genre: Fiction
Author: Amy Tan
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2006-09-21
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 1101502738

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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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Genre: Fiction
Author: Amy Tan
Publisher: Random House
Release: 2008-12-26
File: 368 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781407072852

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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: Amy Tan
Publisher:
Release: 1992-01
File: 32 Pages
ISBN-13: 0241132797

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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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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: John Henriksen
Publisher: Spark Publishing Group
Release: 2003
File: 57 Pages
ISBN-13: 1586638580

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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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Genre: Education
Author: Greg Slingerland
Publisher: Lulu.com
Release: 2014-07-03
File: 74 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781312314610

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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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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Release: 2009
File: 145 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781604135749

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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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Genre: Chinese Americans in literature
Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Release: 2009-01-01
File: 233 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781438113968

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"An introduction to Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club for high school students, which includes relevant biographical background on the author, explanations of various literary devices and techniques, and literary criticism for the novice reader"--Provided by publisher.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Pamela Loos
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.
Release: 2008
File: 112 Pages
ISBN-13: 0766028321

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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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Genre: Fiction
Author: Amy Tan
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 1995-10-17
File: 368 Pages
ISBN-13: 1101202947

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