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The Joy Luck Club

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New York, NY : Ballantine Books, c1989.
Physical Desc:
282 pages ; 21 cm.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 5.7 - AR Pts: 14
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Guided reading level: Z+
1 copy, 7 people are on the wait list.
"The Joy Luck Club is one of my favorite books. From the moment I first started reading it, I knew it was going to be incredible. For me, it was one of those once-in-a-lifetime reading experiences that you cherish forever. It inspired me as a writer and still remains hugely inspirational." —Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich AsiansAmy Tan's beloved, New York Times bestselling tale of mothers and daughters Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's "saying" the stories. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk. United in shared unspeakable loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Rather than sink into tragedy, they choose to gather to raise their spirits and money. "To despair was to wish back for something already lost. Or to prolong what was already unbearable." Forty years later the stories and history continue.With wit and sensitivity, Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful, often tender, and always deep connection between mothers and daughters. As each woman reveals her secrets, trying to unravel the truth about her life, the strings become more tangled, more 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.
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Guided reading level: Z+
APA Citation (style guide)

Tan, A. (1989). The Joy Luck Club. New York, NY: Ballantine Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Tan, Amy. 1989. The Joy Luck Club. New York, NY: Ballantine Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Tan, Amy, The Joy Luck Club. New York, NY: Ballantine Books, 1989.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Tan, Amy. The Joy Luck Club. New York, NY: Ballantine Books, 1989. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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