The Joy Luck Club

Tan, Amy

Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1989
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A 0399134204 Publisher: G.P. PUTNAM & SONS, NY, 1989. First Edition, Third Printing. NEAR FINE hardcover book in NEAR FINE - dust-jacket. Signed directly on the title page by Amy Tan above her red stamp. NOT remainder marked. NOT price-clipped. Former owner's gift inscription on the FFEP. A couple of small closed tears to the dj's edges. NOT faded. NOT a book club edition. NOT an ex-library copy. All of our books with dust-jackets are shipped in fresh, archival-safe mylar protective sleeves. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1007729

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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.

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Title: The Joy Luck Club
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publication Date: 1989
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: DJ
Edition: First Edition.

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