A review of amy tans the joy luck club

Sonatas contained long stories. Once in the United States, however, the protagonists strove to preserve the same language, food, culture of the China that they were quick to leave behind. My relationship with my mother has much to do with each story.

I did not intentionally limit the stories to those of mothers and daughters. In the first section, "Feathers from a Thousand Li Away,'' we hear the voices of the four mothers with the exception of the late Suyuan Woo, whose story is told by Jing-meieach with a memorable, even shocking, tale of life in China.

Events in the different narratives intersect.

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On our seventh day in paradise, one of our friends raced over to me as I stood in a parking lot. The girl says that since Americans have so many different religious views, there is no right or wrong. They struggle with raising their children, contend with unhappy marriages, cope with difficult financial circumstances, and are disheartened by bad luck. The Joy Luck Club is a portrait of four fictional families set against the backdrop of China and America, yet the discoveries of family legacy and individual identity, of clashes and reconciliation, are universal to us all. Away from these intimate gatherings, even the daughters of these women did not know much about their mothers' lives in China. She would launch into one story after another: Her loneliness as an orphan in a mansion. What kind of book would result if Jing-mei, Rose, Lena, and Waverly were telling their stories to their daughters? How did that affect your reading experience? Her accounts and my childhood were actually far darker than the lives of the fictional mothers and daughters. My husband is not Chinese. Once in the United States, however, the protagonists strove to preserve the same language, food, culture of the China that they were quick to leave behind. It also happens to be a novel that deserves its fortune.

My father and mother belonged to the real Joy Luck Club, and in fact, my father named it. I enjoy it.

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I met my future husband in my freshman year, so that was the end of my dating career. As in many cases, when the children move toward middle age, then they become interested in their parents' heritage, as is the case here.

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I grew up with the daughters of other families, and we would have slumber parties and listen to our parents playing mahjong and talking loudly through the night. More than the gap between generations, more than the dwindling of old ways, the Chinese mothers most fear that their own hopes and truths--the secret gardens of the spirit that they have cultivated in the very worst of times--will not take root.

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THE JOY LUCK CLUB by Amy Tan