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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--drawn together by the shadow of their past--begin meeting in San Francisco to play mah jong, invest in stocks and "say" stories. They call their gathering the Joy Luck Club--and forge a relationship that binds them for more than three decades. A celebrated novel in the tradition of Alice Adams and Margaret Atwood from the bestselling author of The Kitchen God's Wife
Summary
After being drawn together by the shadows of their past, four women start meeting every week in San Francisco to engage in hobbies they all enjoy. After one of the four members dies, her daughter takes her place to fulfill her mother's dying wish. After the revelation of a secret, the women are forced to think back to their pasts and remember the sometimes painful events of their lives
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
ALA Notable Book, 1990.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
058448
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tan, Amy
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3570.A48
LC item number
J6 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Reminiscing in old age
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
  • Chinese American women
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Female friendship
  • Mothers
Target audience
adult
Label
The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
  • The twenty-six malignant gates
  • American translation
  • Queen mother of the western skies
Control code
ocm76273134
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780143038092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)76273134
Label
The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan
Publication
Copyright
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
  • The twenty-six malignant gates
  • American translation
  • Queen mother of the western skies
Control code
ocm76273134
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780143038092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)76273134

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