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The Joy Luck Club Summary
Amy Tan

Everything you need to understand or teach The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan.

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The Joy Luck Club Summary


The Joy Luck Club, published by G. P. Putnam's Sons in 1989, presents the stories of four Chinese immigrant women and their American-born daughters. Each of the four Chinese women has her own view of the world based on her experiences in China and wants to share that vision with her daughter. The daughters try to understand and appreciate their mothers' pasts, adapt to the American way of life, and win their mothers' acceptance. The book's name comes from the club formed in China by one of the mothers, Suyuan Woo, in order to lift her friends' spirits and distract them from their problems during the Japanese invasion.

Suyuan continued the club when she came to the United States-hoping to bring luck to her family and friends and finding joy in that hope.

Amy Tan wrote the Joy Luck Club to try to understand her own relationship with her mother...

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