The Joy Luck Club

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1989-03-22
  • Publisher: Putnam Adult

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Make this your next book club selection and everyone saves. Get 15% off when you order 5 or more of this title for your book club. Simply enter the coupon code TANJOY at checkout. This offer does not apply to eBook purchases. This offer applies to only one downloadable audio per purchase. 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, eat dim sum, and "say" stories. They call their gathering the Joy Luck Club. Nearly forty years later, one of the members has died, and her daughter has come to take her place, only to learn of her mother's lifelong wish-and the tragic way in which it has come true. The revelation of this secret unleashes an urgent need among the women to reach back and remember…

Author Biography

Amy Tan was born in Oakland, California, in 1952, two and a half years after her parents immigrated to the United States. Though her parents anticipated she would become a neurosurgeon by trade and a concert pianist by hobby, she instead became a consultant to programs for disabled children, and later a free-lance writer. She visited China for the first time in 1987 and found it was just as her mother said: "As soon as my feet touched China, I became Chinese." She lives in San Francisco with her husband

Table of Contents

Feathers from a Thousand Li Away
The Joy Luck Clubp. 19
Scarp. 42
The Red Candlep. 49
The Moon Ladyp. 67
The Twenty-Six Malignant Gates
Rules of the Gamep. 89
The Voice from the Wallp. 102
Half and Halfp. 116
Two Kindsp. 132
American Translation
Rice Husbandp. 149
Four Directionsp. 166
Without Woodp. 185
Best Qualityp. 197
Queen Mother of the Western Skies
Magpiesp. 215
Waiting Between the Treesp. 242
Double Facep. 253
A Pair of Ticketsp. 267
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