↠´ The Joy Luck Club µ Download by Ù Amy Tan
↠´ The Joy Luck Club µ Download by Ù Amy Tan Four Mothers, Four Daughters, Four Families, Whose Histories Shift With The Four Winds Depending On Who S Telling The Stories In , Four Chinese Women, Recent Immigrants To San Francisco, Meet Weekly To Play Mahjong And Tell Stories Of What They Left Behind In China United In Loss And New Hope For Their Daughters Futures, They Call Themselves The Joy Luck Club Their Daughters, Who Have Never Heard These Stories, Think Their Mothers Advice Is Irrelevant To Their Modern American Lives Until Their Own Inner Crises Reveal How Much They Ve Unknowingly Inherited Of Their Mothers Pasts With Wit And Sensitivity, Amy Tan Examines The Sometimes Painful, Often Tender, And Always Deep Connection Between Mothers And Daughters As Each Woman Reveals Her Secrets, Trying To Unravel The Truth About Her Life, The Strings Become Tangled, Entwined Mothers Boast Or Despair Over Daughters, And Daughters Roll Their Eyes Even As They Feel The Inextricable Tightening Of Their Matriarchal Ties Tan Is An Astute Storyteller, Enticing Readers To Immerse Themselves Into These Lives Of Complexity And Mystery
What I liked I really enjoyed seeing story lines and character relationships come together in the last third of the book The peek into Chinese culture was interesting and new to me I like the idea of mother daughter relationships represented.
What I didn t like I don t enjoy waiting until the last third of a book to be interested I really found the majority of this book pretty slow And I m totally okay with slow as long as it has some other redeeming value great characters, great writing, greatanything But it was really just slow for me I found the characters confusing in a lot of ways First of all, I think needing a character chart at the start of the book is a bad signif your characters are really well devel During high school, when I did not have the life experience to fully appreciate her work, I read each of Amy Tan s books as they came out Now, years later, with many other books and various experiences under my belt, I reread The Joy Luck Club, Tan s first book, as part of my March Women s History Month lineup Following her mother s death, June Mei Woo has replaced her mother Suyuan at her monthly mah jong game Suyuan started this game and Joy Luck Club when she first immigrated to the United States as a way to maintain her Chinese culture in a new country The other families who joined her the Hsus, Jongs, and St Claires became like family as together they celebrated festivals, children s birthdays, and indoctrinated the next generation in Chinese culture Yet, June Mei and her friends from the group, Waverly, Rose, and Lena, for the most part were interest
Why read The Joy Luck Club Because sometimes one needs to get in touch with his inner Chinese feminine side Amy Tan s most famous book offered ample opportunity in that regard The JLC is all about the relationships between Chinese moms and their daughters Honestly, I picked this up as part of my studies into Chinese culture My brother has been teaching English over there for a few years now and I plan on visiting one day As per usual, I like to read up on a place before the trip Some people say that spoils the surprise, but I feel like I getout of the visit that way There always seems to be plenty of surprises when you travel to the other side of the world, regardless of the prep work.
Was this useful for Chinese studies Not 100 After I read The Joy Luck Club summer required reading before sopho English in high school , I started pestering my mom about her abandoned children in mainland China I also declared that I would name my two kids after the aforementioned abandoned children Spring Flower and Spring Rain.
My mom laughed in my face about the latter, saying no self respecting Chinese would give their kids such pedestrian names, and would be mock pissed about the former.
The truth is that The Joy Luck Club got some things right and got a lot of other things dramatic The stuff that rang the most true with me was the angsty rivalry between Waverly and June particularly June s meltdown at the piano recital a consistent paranoia of mine throughout childhood and Waverly s acc