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The Resource The joy luck club, Amy Tan

The joy luck club, Amy Tan

Label
The joy luck club
Title
The joy luck club
Statement of responsibility
Amy Tan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When June's mother dies, she is invited to join a long-standing club of Chinese women who urge her not only to take her mother's place at the mah-jongg table, but also to carry the news of her mother's death to her step-sisters in China. Through the stories of the women and their daughters, the values of different generations are articulated. June's anxiety about her responsibility to the past is contrasted with the older women's concerns that their values and culture are being lost by their Americanized daughters
Member of
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
NU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tan, Amy
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3570.A48
LC item number
J6 1991
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Vintage contemporaries
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  • Family saga
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Chinese American women
  • Chinese Americans
  • Mothers and daughters
Target audience
adult
Label
The joy luck club, Amy Tan
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random042/91050047.html
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: William Heinemann, 1989
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000023555198
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9780749399573
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)55876358
Label
The joy luck club, Amy Tan
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random042/91050047.html
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: William Heinemann, 1989
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000023555198
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9780749399573
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)55876358

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