The Joy Luck Club #2020

The Joy Luck Club By Amy Tan The Joy Luck Club In four Chinese women recent immigrants to San Francisco begin meeting to eat dim sum play mahjong and talk United in shared loss and hope they call themselves the Joy Luck Club With wit an
  • Title: The Joy Luck Club
  • Author: Amy Tan
  • ISBN: 9780749399573
  • Page: 334
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Joy Luck Club By Amy Tan In 1949, four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk United in shared loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club With wit and wisdom, Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful, often tender, and always deep connection between these four women and their American born daughters As each reveals her seIn 1949, four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk United in shared loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club With wit and wisdom, Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful, often tender, and always deep connection between these four women and their American born daughters As each reveals her secrets, trying to unravel the truth about her life, the strings become tangled, entwined
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    1. Amy Tan

      Amy Tan Chinese pinyin T n nm i born February 19, 1952 is an American writer whose works explore mother daughter relationships and what it means to grow up as a first generation Asian American In 1993, Tan s adaptation of her most popular fiction work, The Joy Luck Club, became a commercially successful film.She has written several other books, including The Kitchen God s Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, and The Bonesetter s Daughter, and a collection of non fiction essays entitled The Opposite of Fate A Book of Musings Her most recent book, Saving Fish From Drowning, explores the tribulations experienced by a group of people who disappear while on an art expedition into the jungles of Burma In addition, Tan has written two children s books The Moon Lady 1992 and Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat 1994 , which was turned into an animated series airing on PBS She has also appeared on PBS in a short spot on encouraging children to write.Currently, she is the literary editor for West, Los Angeles Times Sunday magazine.

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    1. 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 they came out Now, years later, with many other books and various experiences under my belt, I reread The Joy Luck Club, Tan s first book, as part of my March Women s History Month lineup Following her mother s death, June Mei Woo has replaced her mother Suyuan at her monthly mah jong game Suyuan started this game and Joy Luck Club when she first immigrated to the United St [...]


    2. 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 [...]


    3. After I read The Joy Luck Club summer required 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 Rain.My mom laughed in my face about the latter, saying no self respecting Chinese would give their kids such pedestrian names, and would be mock pissed about the former.The truth is that The Joy Luck Club got some thi [...]


    4. It s not fashionable to profess a liking for The Joy Luck Club In both academic and literary circles, Tan has been maligned for her seeming misandry and racial self loathing, raked across the coals for her largely negative portrayal of Asian Asian American men and for marrying off all her Asian American female characters to white men She s been dismissed for writing chick lit, lightweight family melodrama laced with orientalist cliches She s even been accused of being politically reactionary As [...]


    5. 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 hope.As 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 to have tea and talk literature She would tell me [...]


    6. 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 quite the vicarious experience though I am not Chinese nor a daughter, I could connect to several of the themes that ran throughout the novel.The interw [...]


    7. I feel a little torn on this one .What I liked I really enjoyed seeing story lines and character relationships come together in the last third of the book The peek into Chinese culture was interesting and new to me I like the idea of mother daughter relationships represented.What I didn t like I don t enjoy waiting until the last third of a book to be interested I really found the majority of this book pretty slow And I m totally okay with slow as long as it has some other redeeming value great [...]



    8. Amy Tan s very successful first novel was a national best seller, a finalist for the National Book Award, and was made into a movie It is a novel about four Chinese mothers who came to America during World War II, and their four Chinese American daughters The mothers quietly hold on to their past, their culture, and it s traditions, while adapting to their American life They try to pass the essence of what is most important about their old culture on to their daughters, who, being born in Americ [...]


    9. I love this book As a first generation child in this country my parents immigrated from Vietnam , I could really relate to the girls in the story I was the girl who played piano, always being forced to practice Although I loved music and was a talented pianist, I quit because I couldn t deal with the pressure any It wasn t for my enjoyment, it was to please my parents or at least that s what it seemed like I think we all have ways of dealing with the pressures of childhood A difference this book [...]


    10. The Joy Luck Club is a great book It tells the stories of four women who were born in China but were forced to leave due to various tragic circumstances, and their four daughters who were all born in America The novel explores the cultural divide between the two generations of women and explores how national identity influences people s lives.The daughters are all, to some degree, frustrated by their mothers inability to shake off their anachronistic Chinese superstitious behavior as their daugh [...]


    11. 4.5 starsThe blurb on this edition focusses on the struggles of mothers and daughters to understand and help each other, and Tan s skill in conveying emotions As usual, there is no acknowledgement of the book as a feminist work, so I m going to begin by hailing it as such in all its woman oriented glory Aside from the fact that men are merely accessory to all of the narrative strands, and that the majority of conversations are between women and girls, Tan positively critiques patriarchal tropes [...]


    12. Amy Tan s The Joy Luck Club is a monumental novel about the epic love of Mothers and Daughters so everyday common that all societies ignore the miracle and beauty of it These mothers and daughters are connected by their genes, but they are separated by their culture and life experiences despite living under the same roof for decades however, all are very very very fortunate with the joy and luck of each one growing up loving each other To me, this seems to be almost a Great Book, but with much [...]


    13. I gave The Joy Luck Club two stars, but that ranking is based solely on my personal enjoyment of the novel I feel, quite honestly, that I do not have any business judging the quality of Amy Tan s most famous work.I am a white, bearded, slightly overweight, off kilter, stay at home Dad author who teaches part time at a Canadian university and full time at home I love dark and violent American literature I love speculative fiction I love Aubrey Maturin I love Shakespeare I love Keats and Byron and [...]



    14. It kind of says something when I want to bounce ideas about the book I m reading off my husband, and all I can think to say is, meh, it s fine He s gotten quite used to having me talk about books he hasn t had a chance to read yet, and tends to have amazing insights anyway And if he doesn t, I at least get to formulate my ideas out loud, which is always how I think best, and he listens patiently Note The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in policy and enforcement You can [...]


    15. It amazes me that The Joy Luck Club is almost 25 years old, yet I m not sure why as it seems as though I ve known about it for most of my life It s just one of those books everyone seems to have heard of Why I put off reading it for so long I can t say Though this book didn t quite live up to my expectations, I m glad I read it.I think the main problem was that the book felt like it needed to be longer There were eight central characters, four mothers and their four daughters, and with the chapt [...]


    16. Mothers and daughters Mothers and daughters and families losing and finding each other across cultural boundaries There s enough material there for Amy Tan to write a thousand books.Suyuan Woo has died and left an empty place at the mah jongg table Her daughter, Jing Mei June Woo is invited to join the game, which her mother named the Joy Luck Club There must always be four men and four women in the club, and Jing Mei s father has chosen her to take his wife s place Through her mother s friends [...]


    17. The Joy Luck Club is hold parties and pretend each week had become the new year Each week we could also forget the wrongs done to us We weren t allowed to think a bad thought We feasted, we laughed, we played games, lost and won, we told best stories And each week, we could hope to be lucky That hope was our only joy And that s how we came to call our little parties Joy Luck A mahjong table Four positions to fill The North, West, East and South A game where the winner takes all, and the loser ta [...]


    18. I disliked the book because although some parts were well written, overall it was just rather repetitive It is nearly impossible to tell all of the mothers and all of the daughters and their respective love interests apart All of the mothers have the nearly the same issues as do all of the daughters It would be a better book of the story were not repeated so many times that it loses it s color It makes it seem like Amy Tan is a one trick pony This book also has nearly the exact same plot as The [...]


    19. This book had really good writing and interesting characters I went into this thinking it was one big story and I was disappointed to find it was not It was a bunch of short stories that interconnected sort of like Olive Kitteridge I think I would have been emotionally invested in it had it been one story where the characters could really grow into themselves With that said, I am excited to try some of Tan s other books.


    20. Amy Tan s extraordinary 1989 novel explores the divide between Chinese immigrants to the US and their children, first generation Americans being raised in San Francisco Over games of mah jong and close knit conversations, The Joy Luck Club delves into the backstories of four mothers and their four daughters Their lives, especially their childhoods, are vastly different and yet interconnected in numerous ways that Tan recounts with equal parts anger and empathy Book of the MonthRead at bookofthe [...]


    21. This is a beautifully written novel that describes the lives of four Chinese mothers, who left China for America, and their Chinese American daughters All the characters are well developed and the personalities of each one come through very strongly The stories of the mothers lives in China are sensitively and delicately combined with the perceptions of the daughters, making the novel eloquently poignant tale The author captures the complexities of the relationships between the mothers and daugh [...]


    22. Mothers and their daughters, difficult bonds, different generations, different cultures, brought together in this novel.Four Chinese mothers and their four respective daughters tell stories about their lives, their weaknesses, and how they view each other What is was like to grow up and it s wonderful to appreciate the different perspectives and strong stories that are portrayed.I really wanted to love this book, it just felt choppy I felt that the stories pulled the story apart, so it read lik [...]


    23. This is a beautiful book, full of beautiful stories that center around four Chinese women pre 1949 and their lives in China before they come to America, settle in California and have daughters of their own Now their daughters are grown Chinese American women, each with their own story to tell Seperately each of these tales is powerful and moving in it s own right but woven together they form a rich, evocative tapestry that gently, gracefully illuminates the bond, often threadbare, that exists be [...]


    24. Review will be posted soonRating The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, 4 Sweets and the rich culture and beliefs of Chinese American family A fast paced book and it was divided into short stories and lives of the characters Recommended to everyone to those people who have no time to read Simple and creative, a mixed Chinese American culture book Challenges Book 3 for 2011Book 3 for Off The Shelf Shelfari Flips Flipping Pages, February 2011 Discussion


    25. I am third generation born Chinese I am so glad I found this book Most of my life I always can see eye to eye with my mom She is second generation born Chinese who already helping her family since age 12 This book, explore all of those cultural aspect of mother and daughter that is born in different generation how a daughter years her mother approval But yet the mother seems aloof I can relate to that.


    26. The Joy Luck Club is a tremendously well written book filled with passion, emotion, and love that arises from family interactions This book is written in the form of eight vignettes, four from four different women the mothers and four from their daughters This book concentrates on four Chinese American immigrant families that start this club for playing the traditional game of Mahjong The story begins with June Woo who had just lost her mother to an aneurysm She was chosen to replace her mothers [...]


    27. 3.5 stars I didn t love this one like I hoped I would I really liked it But I didn t love it, the narration just didn t click for me unfortunately.The story of 4 sets of Chinese American mothers and daughters is told through 16 vignettes, exploring the sometimes rocky mother daughter relationships, the experiences of raising a daughter in America, and the stories of the mother s childhoods in ChinaBy far the most compelling chapters for me were those of the mothers experienced and difficulties i [...]


    28. This story demonstrates that no matter what your cultural background may be, we all experience the same things death, family betrayal, disowning and so forth This story takes the pain, hardships and struggles they endured and tells the story from each woman s point of view It s poignant, saddening, joyful and painful all rolled up into one story that should be read.


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