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Four mothers four daughters four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's telling the stories 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 Th. Why read The Joy Luck Club Because sometimes one needs to get in touch with his inner Chinese feminine side Amy Tan s most famous book offered ample opportunity in that regard The JLC is all about the relationships between Chinese moms and their daughters Honestly I picked this up as part of my studies into Chinese culture My brother has been teaching English over there for a few years now and I plan on visiting one day As per usual I like to read up on a place before the trip Some people say that spoils the surprise but I feel like I get out of the visit that way There always seems to be plenty of surprises when you travel to the other side of the world regardless of the prep workWas this useful for Chinese studies Not 100% The stories herein which are no doubt heavily indebted to Tan s personal experiences are not only fictional but they re also about the Chinese American experience A good deal of the book takes place in the US There are many old worldhome land stories and Tan does an excellent job including and describing Chinese customs and traditions It s just that most of the time they are tainted or at least touched by the hand of the West The relationships themselves and how they play out is for the most part satisfying Emotions sometimes run high and occasionally over There are laughs to be had in everyday misunderstandings The characters may be foreign to me but were nevertheless utterly relatable After all most everyone has a parent child relationship to relate to My own relationship with my mother was for better or worse close I may not be a woman or Chinese but that hardly matters as nothing was lost in Tan s translation of the mother child bond

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The Joy Luck Club

Eir 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 With wit and sensitivity Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful often tender and always deep connection between mothers and daughters As. I really wish I like this one than I did I have heard about it for years and have seen it on many must read lists I kept waiting for it to click with me but it never didIt is not a bad book and my rating only reflects my experience with it It is well written and the different stories in it are all interesting but my mind kept wandering I feel like there was not enough to keep me focused As I can tell from other reviews this is not an issue for many other people But when I got to the end and it hadn t clicked I knew it was not going only must read listI think one of the biggest issues for me was keeping the characters and timelines straight in the midst of freuent story jumps I think there were some storiescharacters that started their telling early in the book and then didn t come back until late in the book Because of this I had trouble putting two and two togetherI say it is worth trying because you will likely not have the same experience I did But if you do don t say I didn t warn you

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Each woman reveals her secrets trying to unravel the truth about her life the strings become tangled 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. Those of you who read my blog are most likely aware that my relationship with my mother is not all bouncing bunnies and beautiful butterflies As an American born son raised with traditionally Asian standards my childhood has been filled with conflicts resulting in screaming matches and bountiful tears So reading The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan was uite the vicarious experience though I am not Chinese nor a daughter I could connect to several of the themes that ran throughout the novelThe interweaving vignettes that comprise the book are too intricate to explain completely without writing a long review but the book is basically about four Chinese women who immigrate to San Francisco They have all endured great hardship but are each hopeful about their futures as well as their daughters futures Through sixteen short stories we are able to view major events in their lives that have shaped their mindsets their worlds and their relationships with one anotherAmy Tan s writing is devastatingly simple Her diction is not all that convoluted but the drama and tension she manages to create through her choice of words is astounding After reading certain sentences and phrases I stopped and thought dang That was deep Indeed Tan s deceptively simple writing style is realistic and piercing and poignant all at onceThe theme that struck me the most while reading the novel was the inter generational loss that afflicted the characters The misunderstandings that occurred and all the things that were lost in translation were truly tragic and still are tragic in contemporary society However after finishing the book and tearing up at the bittersweet endings I ve come to the conclusion that what really matters is the love one feels for their child and the longing to leave one s legacy with their son or daughter in order for them to succeedWhile I had difficulty discerning the characters from one another while reading the book I had to constantly reference the front section to keep myself from utter confusion overall I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a bittersweet story about Chinese culture or the unbreakable bond between mothers and daughterscross posted from my blog the uiet voice


10 thoughts on “The Joy Luck Club

  1. says:

    During high school when I did not have the life experience to fully appreciate her work I read each of Amy Tan's books as th

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    After I read The Joy Luck Club summer reuired reading before sopho English in high school I started pestering my mom about her abandoned children in mainland China I also declared that I would name my two kids after the aforementioned abandoned children Spring Flower and Spring RainMy mom laughed in my face about the latte

  3. says:

    Why read The Joy Luck Club? Because sometimes one needs to get in touch with his inner Chinese feminine side Amy Tan's most famous book offered ample opportunity in that regard The JLC is all about the relationships between Chinese moms and their daughters Honestly I picked this up as part of my studies into Chinese culture My brother has been teaching English over there for a few years now and I plan on visiting one da

  4. says:

    The Joy Luck Club Amy TanThe Joy Luck Club is a 1989 novel written by Amy Tan It focuses on four Chinese American immigrant families in San Francisco who start a club known as The Joy Luck Club playing the Chinese game of Mahjong for money wh

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    I really wish I like this one than I did I have heard about it for years and have seen it on many must read lists I kept waiting for it to click with me but it never didIt is not a bad book and my rating only reflects my experience with it It is well written and the different stories in it are all interesting but my mind

  7. says:

    Those of you who read my blog are most likely aware that my relationship with my mother is not all bouncing bunnies and beautiful butterflies As an American born son raised with traditionally Asian standards my childhood has been filled with conflicts resulting in screaming matches and bountiful tears So reading The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan was uite the vicarious experience though I am not Chinese nor a daughter I could connect to several

  8. says:

    A collection of linked short stories sketching the complexities of mother daughter bonds between Chinese American women Alternating between tales set in China and the United States the work sensitively renders the inner lives of four friends and their daughters who struggle to communicate with each other and clash over the course o

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    I feel kind of cheated out what could have been a great story by a truly dreadful narration on audible Some of the voices were totally over the top and sounded cartoonish and listening to this one became a annoying and I gave up 30% in to the bookAudible can make or break a book unfortunately this one didnt work for me as its diffi

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    Ok I admit it I was obsessed with Amy Tan my first year of college I learned all there was about her read The Joy Luck Club and finally I gave up hopeAs a freshmen at Linfield College I was astonished that Amy Tan could have possibly walked the same hallowed halls of Melrose perhaps sat in the same offices in the English department or read a book in Northrup's astro turf room My daydreams were filled with her coming over to my dorm room t

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