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The Joy Luck Club

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The Joy Luck Club, published by G. P. Putnam's Sons in 1989, presents the stories of four Chinese-immigrant women and their American-born daughters. Each of the four Chinese women has her own view of the world based on her experiences in China and wants to share that vision with her daughter. The daughters try to understand and appreciate their mothers' pasts, adapt to the American way of life, and win their mothers' acceptance. The book's name comes from the club formed in China by one of the mothers, Suyuan Woo, in order to lift her friends' spirits and distract them from their problems during the Japanese invasion. Suyuan continued the club when she came to the United States -hoping to bring luck to her family and friends and finding joy in that hope. Amy Tan wrote The Joy Luck Club to try to understand her own relationship with her mother. Tan's Chinese parents wanted Americanized children but expected them to think like Chinese. Tan found this particularly difficult as an adolescent. While the generational differences were like those experienced by other mothers and daughters, the cultural distinctions added another dimension. Thus, Tan wrote not only to sort out her cultural heritage but to learn how she and her mother could get along better. Critics appreciate Tan's straightforward manner as well as the skill with which she talks about Chinese culture and mother/daughter relationships. Readers also love The Joy Luck Club: women of all ages identify with Tan's characters and their conflicts with their families, while men have an opportunity through this novel to better understand their own behaviors towards women. Any reader can appreciate Tan's humor, fairness, and objectivity.

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  1. Amy Tan The Joy Luck Club
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. The Joy Luck Club
  4. Foreward
  5. Feathers From a Thousand LI Away
  6. The Joy Luck Club Jing-Mei Woo
  7. Scar
  8. An-Mei Hsu
  9. The Red Candle
  10. Lindo Jong
  11. The Moon Lady
  12. Ying-Ying St. Clair
  13. The Twenty-Six Malignant Gates
  14. Rules of the Game
  15. Waverly Jong
  16. The Voice from the Wall
  17. Lena St. Clair
  18. Half and Half
  19. Rose Hsu Jordan
  20. Two Kinds
  21. Jing-Mei Woo
  22. American Translation
  23. Rice Husband
  24. Lena St. Clair
  25. Four Directions
  26. Waverly Jong
  27. Without Wood
  28. Rose Hsu Jordan
  29. Best Quality
  30. Jing-Mei Woo
  31. Queen Mother of the Western Skies
  32. Magpies
  33. An-Mei Hsu
  34. Waiting Between the Trees
  35. Ying-Ying St. Clair
  36. Double face
  37. Lindo Jong
  38. A Pair of Tickets
  39. Jing-Mei Woo


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why dont you have all the chapters. the ones that i cannot get are the only ones i need

Оценка 4 из 5 звёзд от emma 16.12.2015 23:40  

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