The Joy Luck Club

Amy Tan

Shelfie Score: 52%

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Publisher: Random House
Pages: 368


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. The international bestseller

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Nancy Hernandez

I found that all character where relatable, one way or the other. They all had aspects that I can empathize with and each had their own unique personality. What made them so unique and special was their story and journeys in china. The story focuses on 8 people (4 mothers and 4 daughters). Each has their own life story, the mothers how they lived in china and persevered to reach America, and the daughters how they are coping to mesh/mix two cultures in America. I loved how even in their old age the mother still tried to teach and guide their daughter. Always trying to pass on the knowledge and culture to the next generation. Sometimes you have to get lost to find yourself. I think this holds true to this book.


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