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The Resource The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan

The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan

Label
The Joy Luck Club
Title
The Joy Luck Club
Statement of responsibility
Amy Tan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, gather to play mah jong, remember the past, and gossip into the night. United in unspeakable loss and new hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. With wit and sensitivity, Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful, often tender, memories that reveal these women's strength, worries, and determination, which their American-born daughters reject as irrelevant. The daughters, in turn, recall pivotal moments of their own past. They believe their mother's expectations have stymied their ability to face the uncertainties of the future. We see how the inheritance of pain and unsaid secrets have led to misunderstanding and yet how love can still undo the damage and provide reconciliation. - Flyleaf
  • 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. With wit and sensitivity, Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful, often tender, and always deep connection between these four women and their American-born daughters. As each woman reveals her secrets, trying to unravel the truth about her life, the strings become more tangled, more entwined. - Publisher
  • Encompassing two generations and a rich blend of Chinese and American history, the story of four struggling, strong women also reveals their daughter's memories and feelings
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tan, Amy
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Reminiscing in old age
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
  • Chinese American women
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Female friendship
  • Mothers
  • Chinese American women
  • Female friendship
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Mothers
  • Reminiscing in old age
  • Women
  • California
Label
The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Feathers from a thousand Li away. Jing-Mei Woo : The Joy Luck Club -- An-Mei Hsu : Scar -- Lindo Jong : The red candle -- Ying-Ying St. Clair : The moon lady -- The twenty-six malignant gates. Waverly Jong : Rules of the game -- Lena St. Clair : The voice from the wall -- Rose Hsu Jordan : Half and half -- Jing-Mei Woo : Two kinds -- American translation. Lena St. Clair : Rice husband -- Waverly Jong : Four directions -- Rose Hsu Jordan : Without wood -- Jing-Mei Woo : Best quality -- Queen mother of the western skies. An-Mei Hsu : Magpies -- Ying-Ying St. Clair : Waiting between the trees -- Lindo Jong : Double face -- Jing-Mei Woo : A pair of tickets
Control code
ocn852238316
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
329 pages
Isbn
9780143124849
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)852238316
Label
The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Feathers from a thousand Li away. Jing-Mei Woo : The Joy Luck Club -- An-Mei Hsu : Scar -- Lindo Jong : The red candle -- Ying-Ying St. Clair : The moon lady -- The twenty-six malignant gates. Waverly Jong : Rules of the game -- Lena St. Clair : The voice from the wall -- Rose Hsu Jordan : Half and half -- Jing-Mei Woo : Two kinds -- American translation. Lena St. Clair : Rice husband -- Waverly Jong : Four directions -- Rose Hsu Jordan : Without wood -- Jing-Mei Woo : Best quality -- Queen mother of the western skies. An-Mei Hsu : Magpies -- Ying-Ying St. Clair : Waiting between the trees -- Lindo Jong : Double face -- Jing-Mei Woo : A pair of tickets
Control code
ocn852238316
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
329 pages
Isbn
9780143124849
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)852238316

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