First edition. SIGNED by Amy Tan in year of publication with her red stone chop seal on half-title page. Near fine in fine dust jacket. (A few tiny specks of foxing at top edge. ) . Basis for a film adaptation. Author's widely celebrated FIRST book. Bookseller Inventory # 23138
Synopsis: 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...
Review: 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.
Title: THE JOY LUCK CLUB.
Publication Date: 1989
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: First Edition; First Printing.
Book Description G.P. Putnam's Sons, U.S.A., 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1989. First Edition, Later Printing. SIGNED and inscribed by the author on the Title Page. Inscription reads "For Teresa - With the pleasure of your wonderful company" and dated "10-1-04". Hardcover is in near-fine condition (bumped on the top and bottom of the spine and on the bottom corner and edge of the back cover). Dust jacket is in near-fine condition (edge wear and rubbed on the back cover). Brodart protected. 288 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Author's first book. The basis of the movie by the same name and Finalist for the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award by the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award-, Commonwealth Gold Award-, Audie Award-, Parents Choice Award-, and Golden Plate Award-winning author of "The Valley of Amazement" and "The Kitchen God's Wife". Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 5550
Book Description G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Inscribed by author on Title page in blue pen,"For Alice, Merry Christmas Amy Tan." 5 6 7 8 9 10 number line. 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 Book; binding sound, straight boards have mild bumping to fore edges with thin band of fading to top and bottom edges; minor soiling and toning to edges with 6" crease to bottom corner rear free end page else text free of marks. Dust jacket ($18.95) has minor rubbing with moderate bumping and chipping with small paper loss to top spine and top flap fold ends, four creases to top corner front flap with 4" being the longest. Color sharp. Under archival quality mylar cover. Photos upon request. Packed well and shipped in a sturdy box. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 22916BX14a
Book Description G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1989. Hard Cover. Condition: VG+. Dust Jacket Condition: VG+. First Edition, 7th Printing. SIGNED - Octavo. Gray boards thirdbound in a green cloth backstrip with shiny gilt lettering on the spine and a shiny gilt design and letterbox on the front board. Fair amount of bumping at the tail of the spine. Decorative cream colored endpapers. Three tan smudges on the outside edge of the free front endpaper, each about half the size of a dime. Author has applied the same "Joy Luck" stamp to the free front endpaper as is on the front board in gold, but in red ink. Signed by the author above the stamp in blue pen and dated by her (21 July '89) just below it in the same blue pen. Binding is straight and tight. The very tips of the lower corners of the content page through page 24 are dog-eared about 1/2." Faint evidence of handling visible on the outside edges of the textblock, but interior is clean. 288 pages. Dust Jacket - has light rubbing at the head of the spine, particularly at the corners, and a fair amount of rubbing at the tips of the outside corners. Just a trace of rubbing along the upper edges and a 1/4" closed tear in the upper edge of the rear cover, near the tip of the upper rear corner. Upper corner of the front inside flap has been price clipped. This copy definitely has some problems, but has a decent overall appearance and a nice signature in the year of publication without any personalization. Folded letter tucked into the front cover reads "I've been waiting for this book to arrive for a month! The author, Amy Tan, signed it before she left on an international book tour but the publisher only sent them now! It's a great book. I hope you enjoy it!". Signed by the Author. Seller Inventory # 001418
Book Description G.P.Putnam's Sons, New York NY, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Tan's debut focuses on four Chinese American immigrant families in San Francisco who start a club known as The Joy Luck Club, playing the Chinese game of mahjong for money while feasting on a variety of foods. This copy is in excellent condition, an later printing simply signed by Tan on the title page at the 2018 Tucson Book Festival with the bright, price-intact dustjacket in clear, mylar protection. The book will be carefully wrapped and boxed for safe shipping. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 002431
Book Description Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Near-Fine condition 1st Edition/1st Printing hardcover in Near-Fine condition dust jacket briefly inscribed "To Rae" and *SIGNED* along with Amy Tan's trademark red Joy Luck stamp. Tan's incredible blockbuster debut novel, sure to continue to appreciate in value. "Haunted by ghosts, rich with bone-chilling secrets and the miraculous connections between mothers and daughters, The Joy Luck Club is an extraordinary and beautiful book." -- Alice Hoffman. This 1st printing has a single minor flaw: the lower right corner of the front cover is bumped. All else is in Fine condition. Dust jacket is not price-clipped and is completely clean but has a few tiny chips and tears along the top edge, none of which exceed 1/8". It has been placed in a clear mylar protective sleeve. We will pack this beauty in bubble-wrap and ship it in a sturdy box to ensure safe delivery. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # ABRP106
Book Description New York; Putnam;, 1989. First edition, first printing. Signed by the author to the title page. Book plate affixed to the front free endpaper, otherwise near fine in near fine dustjacket. Seller Inventory # 26439
Book Description G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Signed by author in person on Title page in blue pen, signature only. Complete number line. 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 Book; binding tight, straight boards have minor bumping to top and bottom edges with soil spot and three specks to front board and one speck to rear, mild bumping with short split to paper to bottom corners; text block firm with mild soiling to fore edge and 2" crease to top corner seven pages. First state dust jacket ($18.95) with $26.50 Canadian price has minor rubbing with mild bumping and chipping to mostly spine and flap fold ends, 4" crease to bottom front flap corner with two 1/4" closed tears to top rear cover, mild rubbing and soiling to top inside spine area. Color sharp. Under archival quality mylar cover. Photos upon request. Packed well and shipped in a sturdy box. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 12016AERC3b
Book Description Putnam Adult, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Signed. First Edition. Inscribed by Tan dated 1992 on title page. Touch of shelfwear to bottom of boards. Matches all points on WikiEdition. Though not marked, from the collection of Mel Waggoner, host of the public radio program "Profiles" which interviewed authors. Seller Inventory # mon0000087888
Book Description Putnam Adult March 1989, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Collectible; Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. used hardcover in a dust jacket. first edition, first printing. signed by the author on half-title page. light rubbing and scuffing to jacket; minor bumping to jacket edges; price clip to front jacket flap. very faint sunning to top edge of cloth; minor bumping to corners. pages and binding are clean, straight and tight. there are no marks to the text or other serious flaws. Signed By Author. Seller Inventory # 1106816
Book Description Putnam, NY, 1989. Condition: Very Good, Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. First edition. Author's first book. Book edges have some minor foxing. In mylar covered DJ. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 000019