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The Joy Luck Club ***SIGNED***

Amy Tan

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ISBN 10: 0399134204 / ISBN 13: 9780399134203
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, NY, 1989
Used Condition Near Fine Hard Cover
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First Edition, First Printing with full number line. Signed, without inscription, by author on the FULL title page. Near Fine book with light toning to page edges, light shelf wear and bumped spine ends in 1st state Very Good dust jacket with minor shelf wear and some wrinkling, flaps have a light verticle crease. NO remainder mark, NO previous owner markings or inscriptions, NOT price clipped, NOT a Book Club Edition, NOT an Ex-Lib. Dust jacket covered in Mylar wrapper. All our books are bubble wrapped and shipped in a sturdy box. Bookseller Inventory # 002341

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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, 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.

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Title: The Joy Luck Club ***SIGNED***

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons, NY

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author on Full Title Page

Edition: 1st. Edition, 1st. Printing.

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