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The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

The Joy Luck Club

by Amy Tan

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Abridged Edition
Running Time
3 Hrs.
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Four Chinese women, drawn together by the shadow of their past, meet in San Francisco to play mah jong, invest in stocks, eat dim sum, and to "say" stories to each other. Nearly 40 years later, one of the women has died, and her daughter arrives to take her place. However, the daughter never expected to learn of her mother's secret lifelong wish - and the tragic way in which it has come true. The revelation creates among the women an urgent need to remember the past. What is lost between generations and among friends - and what is salvaged - resonates throughout this novel of friendship among women and the relations between mothers and daughters.

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Reviewer bex
 September 02, 2009
I'm not very impressed with Amy Tan's writing. The stories are somewhat entertaining, but overall I think The Joy Luck Club is overrated. The stories set in the present and/or America are not that interesting, but the histories of the mothers when they were still in China provide some insight into women's history in China.

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  • Published: May 2006
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: T020737
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