The Joy Luck Club
Score: 4
From 116 Ratings

The Joy Luck Club


  • Author : Amy Tan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2006-09-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 1101502738


The Joy Luck Club Book Description :

“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.

Amy Tan s The Joy Luck Club

Amy Tan s The Joy Luck Club


  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 145
  • ISBN 10 : 9781604135749


Amy Tan s The Joy Luck Club Book Description :

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.

The Joy Luck Club
Score: 4
From 116 Ratings

The Joy Luck Club


  • Author : Amy Tan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2006-09-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 1101502738


The Joy Luck Club Book Description :

“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.

The Joy Luck Club   Amy Tan

The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan


  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: Chinese Americans in literature
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN 10 : 9781438113968


The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan Book Description :

-- 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

A Reader s Guide to Amy Tan s The Joy Luck Club

A Reader s Guide to Amy Tan s The Joy Luck Club


  • Author : Pamela Loos
  • Publisher : Enslow Publishers, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 0766028321


A Reader s Guide to Amy Tan s The Joy Luck Club Book Description :

"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.

Do you know your price  The Joy Luck Club

Do you know your price The Joy Luck Club


  • Author : Andrea Fung
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2017-09-22
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 9
  • ISBN 10 : 9783668531796


Do you know your price The Joy Luck Club Book Description :

Essay from the year 2012 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, , language: English, abstract: "The Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan portrays four Chinese women who migrated from China to the United States, still filled with the pain of the past and traditional Chinese culture. The interlocked stories in the book follow the development of the influence of the women's experience on their respective daughters, who are born in the United States. Due to some traumatic experiences, the mothers could not and cannot freely and independently live their lives, so in the United States, where equality between male and female can be found, they put all their hopes on their daughters, hoping that they can be crafted into bright persons in the future under their mothers’ nursing. The daughters are thus to shine and thrive in the booming country, rather unlike the ancient Chinese women, who must be subservient to men.

CliffsNotes on Tan s The Joy Luck Club

CliffsNotes on Tan s The Joy Luck Club


  • Author : Laurie Neu Rozakis
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2007-08-20
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544182363


CliffsNotes on Tan s The Joy Luck Club Book Description :

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. Explore how generational and cultural differences can divide—and then unite—immigrant mothers and their American-born daughters as you study CliffsNotes on The Joy Luck Club. This novel describes the lives of four women, who fled China in the 1940s, and their contentious relationships with their four very Americanized daughters. Through the love of their mothers, each of these young women learns about her heritage and so is able to deal more effectively with her life. CliffsNotes provides detailed plot summaries, critical commentaries, and a helpful character list to help you uncover all the insight this novel has to offer. Make studying easier with CliffsNotes on The Joy Luck Club. Other features include Critical essays A review section that tests your knowledge Background on the author, including career highlights Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Ken Jennings s Trivia Almanac

Ken Jennings s Trivia Almanac


  • Author : Ken Jennings
  • Publisher : Villard
  • Release Date : 2008-01-15
  • Genre: Games & Activities
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 0345504720


Ken Jennings s Trivia Almanac Book Description :

Ken Jennings’s Trivia Almanac is the ingeniously organized book where, for a change, the all-time Jeopardy! champ gets to ask the questions–and where every day of the year will give you the chance to test your trivia mettle. For example–February 21: In 1912, on this day, Teddy Roosevelt coined the political phrase “hat in the ring,” so Ken Jennings fires off a series of “ring” questions. What two NFL quarterbacks have four Super Bowl rings each?* What rings are divided by the Cassini Division?** Also on this date, in 1981, the “goth” music scene was born in London, so here’s a quiz on black-clad icons like Darth Vader, Johnny Cash, and Zorro. Do you know the secret identities of Ivanhoe’s Black Knight*** or Men in Black’s Agent M****? In this ultimate book for trivia buffs and other assorted know-it-alls, the 365 entries feature “This Day in History” factoids, trivia quizzes, and questions categorized by Jennings as “Easy,” “Hard,” and “Yeah, Good Luck.” Topics cover every subject under the sun, from paleontology to mixology, sports feats to Bach suites, medieval popes to daytime soaps. This addictive gathering of facts, oddities, devilishly clever quizzes, and other flights of fancy will make each day a fun and intriguing new challenge. From the Hardcover edition.

A Teacher s Guide to The Joy Luck Club

A Teacher s Guide to The Joy Luck Club


  • Author : Greg Slingerland
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2014-07-03
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 74
  • ISBN 10 : 9781312314610


A Teacher s Guide to The Joy Luck Club Book Description :

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

Amy Tan

Amy Tan


  • Author : Bella Adams
  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-07-22
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 0719062071


Amy Tan Book Description :

This is the first study to cover Tan's entire oeuvre, and offers students and general readers an accessible, probing analysis of Tan's highly successful novels within broader debates about the representation of identity, history and reality.