Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club
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The Joy Luck Club
By: Amy Tan
1989; 288 pages
I remember watching the movie "The Joy Luck Club" growing up. I always liked the movie. So, a few years ago, when I saw the book at a library sale, I knew I'd buy it.
I'm glad I bought it, but to be honest, I'm pretty shocked that it took me over 2 years (nearly 3 actually) to read the book.
If you know anything about Amy Tan's books, you know that "The Joy Luck Club" probably has something to do with a mother-daughter relationship, and a precarious one at that. You're right.
This book tells the story of four daughters and their four mothers. How each mother grew up in China and immigrated to the US, and how that formed the relationship with their daughters.
I recommend the book. It's not earth shattering by any means, but it is really interesting from a cross-cultural perspective. So pick it up and read it today. It's a fun, entertaining, and a quick read.