The Joy Luck Club

The Joy Luck Club

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The Joy Luck Club is a best-selling novel by Amy Tan that tells the story of a group of four Chinese women who meet together for mahjong and companionship. Later, their daughters continue the tradition.
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  • Gabriel Valadez
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "I need to read more about motherhood. You always want to embrace the role, and find out how to function through the hard times. The Joy Luck Club was a book everyone needs to read. It details the story of 4 women who come together to talk and play a game and continues on to their children."
  • Christopher Riley
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Four separate women who are from China find there way to San Francisco. They share no relation but they are all mothers looking to find there children that were born in the US. They want to share there history with them let them know where they came from, there family history; roots. This is not a book with a major plot but with huge character development. Must read!"
    Theresa Hart
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Excellent story, full of great emotions, fascinating and highly recommended to enjoy a beautiful book. It's worth reading. I recommend it."
  • Gerald Gonzalez
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "The Joy Luck Club is one of those classic books that everyone should read. If you're looking for a novel which takes place in China this should be at the very top of your list. "
  • Theresa Taylor
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "This book was recommended from the Lisa Simpson book club, and I absolutely love it. If you pick any one book from this club, make it The Joy Luck Club."
  • Joy Kang
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "As contrived as it may sound, The Joy Luck Club helped me connect better with my mother. I'm a second-generation Asian, the only one in my immediate family born in the U.S. I always felt disconnected from my mom because we grew up in two very different worlds. This book helped me view her differently and encouraged me to get to know her better. It's beautifully written and deserves all the praise it has received. "
  • Henry Hernandez
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I heard about a book called the Joy Luck Club. My wife told me to read it so I did with really low expectations. I red it and the book made me sad and proud at the same time. It made me think about immigrants and how hard it can be."
  • Parakram Rangan
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This book was an excellent example of good chinese-American literature. It was fascinating and warm to read. It had great character building and you could feel the family ties that were in this book. I loved the cultural feel to it and how close the characters were to one another in the book. It was a great read and I highly recommend it."
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  • Arjun Dutta
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "Add great editorial reviews, "Powerful as myth." —The Washington Post Book World "Beautifully written...a jewel of a book." —The New York Times Book Review. Popular author whose work has been translated into more than twenty-five languages. "Powerful...full of magic...you won't be doing anything of importance until you have finished this book." —Los Angeles Times "Wonderful...a significant lesson in what storytelling has to do with memory and inheritance." —San Francisco Chronicle "
    Wayne Baker
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "I've always found The Joy Luck Club to be a bit too sentimental, but the wife and daughter love it. They say it reaches out to them about inner connections. Frankly, I'd rather go eat some dim sum than read about some old women doing it, but whatever."
  • Brittany Welch
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "A very rich book that deals with themes as diverse has immigration, motherhood, mother-daughter relationship, etc. The style is light, matters deep. Truly a read you'll carry with you a very long time."
  • Ralph Kelly
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "The Joy Luck Club is a novel about four Chinese women who are friends. It tells their adventures and how they stop hanging out. Time later, their daughters meet and reminiscence about their mothers."
  • Elizabeth Lawson
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "The Joy Luck Club is a mutli-generational story of women and young girls in China. The book is warm and intelligent. It really makes you think about the people you meet and how each person is unique and has a story. "
  • Pari Jain
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This is one of my favorite books(and I am not Asian). It's about women and friendship and how both evolve over time, but grow and strengthen. Enjoy it, I know I did!"
  • Joshua Edwards
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I bought this book for my mom on Mother's Day. She loves it and doesn't stop talking about the book."
  • Kathy Price
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "The Joy Luck Club is a best-selling novel about four older women. It was an endearing story about tradition and legacy."
  • Kyle Tran
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "My son is getting very interested in chess and I decided to get him the best chess themed fiction book I could find for Christmas. I got him the Joy Luck Club. He has had his nose stuck in the book for days, so he seems to love it!"
  • Arthur Jimenez
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "The Joy Luck Club is a good book. However, I wouldn't really classify it as having feminist themes. If that is what you are looking for you might not enjoy it."
  • Shaurya Jhadav
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "California is my favorite state in the country and I frequently fantasize about being there. I've been looking for a book about being in that state so I could enhance my imagination. I recently came across "The Joy Luck Club" and it really piqued my interests. It was very well written and relateable. It made me feel as though I was there and connected with every character in it. I loved it overall!"
  • Kathleen Reed
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "It is a great read, love that it switches point of views"
  • Nicholas Hoffman
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "The book was a required reading I can remember being assigned in 2009-2010 as a freshman in college. It was engaging and insightful reading about immigrants perspective from Asia post World War II. It was a nice break from the doom and gloom of what my history classes had provided. It was a refreshing book to read with four Chinese women who had moved to San Francisco and found comfort of home by playing mahjong and enjoying dim sum. Their tradition of bonding together and talking of their tragedies experienced in life continued on as their daughters continued this tradition. This book although sprinkled with tragic themes of loss also had underlying positive feelings and was an engaging and positive book."
  • Michael Medina
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "A heartwarming story about four Chinese women united in loss. They call themselves the Joy Luck Club. A painful yet tender exploration of the relationships between mothers & daughters. Well written and difficult to put down. "
  • Philip Phillips
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "The Joy Luck Club has many positive reviews and may be a really good read. "
  • Nicholas Barrett
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "This is a great novel that revolves around Chinese American as a culture and some of the traditions that they hold. The characters and interesting and the story is thought-provoking."
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