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The Joy Luck Club MAG

By Bapalapa2 ELITE, Brooklyn, New York
Bapalapa2 ELITE, Brooklyn, New York
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     A beautifully written novel by Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club takes us inside the lives of four Chinese women and their American-born daughters. Their stories, both powerful and captivating, tell us of hardship and wealth, hate and love, sadness and rejoicing, fear and hope. It will draw you in until you feel like you have become a part of their lives.

Even though their stories vary in how they grew up and came to the United States, the mothers are very similar. They all want their daughters to grow up in America and have opportunities, but also want their daughters to retain Chinese values and customs.

The daughters are actually quite similar: they are Americanized and do not understand the significance of their Chinese heritage. This is the book's central theme: different generations of women trying to understand each other.

I highly recommend The Joy Luck Club - its message transcends ages and backgrounds. No matter how different you may be from your family, you will always be connected to them through your heritage.

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i love this !

ElsyM GOLD said...
on Dec. 29 2015 at 12:01 am
ElsyM GOLD, Conway, Arkansas
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Favorite Quote:
"Carpe diem"

One of my favorite books. It's a famous one, but one that deserves more attention!

on Dec. 30 2011 at 8:26 am
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

I like your review~ You've managed to summarize the book in a compelling way. Good job!

on Jun. 18 2010 at 12:00 pm
Writingstar SILVER, Hayward, California
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I like your review.

I would like to go read that book now!