The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan
Amy Tan

The Joy Luck Club

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SUMMARY: A New York Times Bestseller 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. When her daughter comes to take her place, she learns of her mother's lifelong wish, and the tragic way in which it has come true.
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The week before she died, she called me, full of pride, full of life: "Auntie Lin cooked red bean soup for Joy Luck.

La semana antes de morir, me llamó, llena de orgullo, llena de vida: "La tía Lin cocinó sopa de frijoles rojos para Joy Luck.

the women of these families also had unspeakable tragedies they had left behind in China and hopes they couldn't begin to express in their fragile English. Or at least, my mother recognized the numbness in these women's faces.
over there nobody will say her worth is measured by the loudness of her husband's belch
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