The Joy Luck Club
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New York : Penguin Books, 2006, c1989.
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Book
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288 pages ; 21 cm.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 5.7 - AR Pts: 14
Lexile measure:
930L
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" 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 Asians Amy 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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Language:
English
ISBN:
0143038095 (pbk.), 9780143038092 (pbk.)
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 5.7, 14 Points
Lexile measure:
930

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In 1949, four Chinese women--drawn together by the shadow of their past--begin meeting in San Francisco to play mah jong, invest in stocks and "say" stories. They call their gathering the Joy Luck Club--and forge a relationship that binds them for more than three decades.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Tan, A. (20061989). The Joy Luck Club. New York: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Tan, Amy. 20061989. The Joy Luck Club. New York: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Tan, Amy, The Joy Luck Club. New York: Penguin Books, 20061989.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Tan, Amy. The Joy Luck Club. New York: Penguin Books, 20061989. 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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