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What the community says about The Joy Luck Club
- "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."
- "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!"
- "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. "
- "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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- "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 "
- "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!"
- "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."
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