With wit and sensitivity, often tender, Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful, and always deep connection between mothers and daughters. From the moment i first started reading it, I knew it was going to be incredible. It inspired me as a writer and still remains hugely inspirational. Kevin kwan, author of crazy rich asiansamy tan’s beloved, four daughters, New York Times bestselling tale of mothers and daughters Four mothers, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's "saying" the stories.
The Joy Luck Club: A Novel #ad - For me, it was one of those once-in-a-lifetime reading experiences that you cherish forever. The joy luck club is one of my favorite books. Rather than sink into tragedy, they choose to gather to raise their spirits and money. United in shared unspeakable loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club.
As each woman reveals her secrets, the strings become more tangled, trying to unravel the truth about her life, more entwined.
The Kitchen God's Wife: A NovelPenguin Books #ad - With the same narrative skills and evocative powers that made her first novel, a national bestseller, Tan now tells the story of Winnie Louie, The Joy Luck Club, an aging Chinese woman unfolding a life's worth of secrets to her suspicious, Americanized daughter.
CliffsNotes on Tan's The Joy Luck Club Cliffsnotes Literature GuidesCliffs Notes #ad - The original cliffsnotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, literary devices, plots, characters, and historical background. Through the love of their mothers, each of these young women learns about her heritage and so is able to deal more effectively with her life. Cliffsnotes provides detailed plot summaries, critical commentaries, and a helpful character list to help you uncover all the insight this novel has to offer.
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CliffsNotes on Tan's The Joy Luck Club Cliffsnotes Literature Guides #ad - This novel describes the lives of four women, who fled China in the 1940s, and their contentious relationships with their four very Americanized daughters. Other features includecritical essaysa review section that tests your knowledgeBackground on the author, including career highlightsClassic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
Arranged Marriage: StoriesAnchor #ad - Although chitra divakaruni's poetry has won praise and awards for many years, it is her "luminous, exquisitely crafted prose" Ms. That is quickly making her one of the brightest rising stars in the changing face of American literature. Arranged marriage, her first collection of stories, spent five weeks on the San Francisco Chronicle bestseller list and garnered critical acclaim that would have been extraordinary for even a more established author.
For the young girls and women brought to life in these stories, the possibility of change, of starting anew, is both as terrifying and filled with promise as the ocean that separates them from their homes in India. From the story of a young bride whose fairy-tale vision of california is shattered when her husband is murdered and she must face the future on her own, to a proud middle-aged divorced woman determined to succeed in San Francisco, Divakaruni's award-winning poetry fuses here with prose for the first time to create eleven devastating portraits of women on the verge of an unforgettable transformation.
The Bonesetter's DaughterG.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - A mother and daughter find what they share in their bones in this compelling novel from the bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club and Where the Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir. Ruth young and her widowed mother have always had a difficult relationship. But when she discovers writings that vividly describe her mother’s tumultuous life growing up in China, Ruth discovers a side of LuLing that she never knew existed.
Transported to a backwoods village known as immortal heart, ruth learns of secrets passed along by a mute nursemaid, Precious Auntie; of a cave where dragon bones are mined; of the crumbling ravine known as the End of the World; and of the curse that LuLing believes she released through betrayal. Within the calligraphied pages awaits the truth about a mother's heart, secrets she cannot tell her daughter, yet hopes she will never forget.
The Bonesetter's Daughter #ad - . Conjuring the pain of broken dreams and the power of myths, its deepest wounds, The Bonesetter’s Daughter is an excavation of the human spirit: the past, its most profound hopes.
The Hired Man: A NovelAtlantic Monthly Press #ad - Visitors are not common in the small Croatian village of Gost, so Duro is surprised to see a strange car pull up to a well-known farmhouse just outside of town. Laura, and her two children are refurbishing the home to be their summer cottage, and Duro agrees to lend a hand, a British woman, becoming Laura’s confidant along the way.
. But the rest of the residents of Gost are not so pleased to have outsiders in their midst. An award-winning scottish and sierra leonean novelist “brilliantly portrays the atmosphere” of Croatia in this haunting tale of war, history, and secrets The Guardian. The hired man is a story of lost love, dangerous history, and quiet malice.
The Hired Man: A Novel #ad - As duro works to shield laura and her family from the town’s hostility, volatile secrets begin to bubble to the surface—secrets that could threaten everyone in the seemingly sleepy town, even the unwitting new residents. Not since remains of the day has an author so skillfully revealed the way history’s layers are invisible to all but it’s participants, who do what they must to survive” The Boston Globe.
The Hundred Secret Senses: A NovelPenguin Books #ad - And no one in olivia's family is more embarrassing to her than her half-sister, Kwan Li. The hundred secret senses is an exultant novel about China and America, love and loyalty, the identities we invent and the true selves we discover along the way. For kwan speaks mangled english, is cheerfully deaf to Olivia's sarcasm, and sees the dead with her "yin eyes.
Even as olivia details the particulars of her decades-long grudge against her sister who, Kwan Li is telling her own story, squalor, one that sweeps us into the splendor, is a source of infuriatingly good advice, among other things, and violence of Manchu China. Olivia laguni is half-Chinese, but typically American in her uneasiness with her patchwork family.
The Hundred Secret Senses: A Novel #ad - And out of the friction between her narrators, Amy Tan creates a work that illuminates both the present and the past sweetly, hilariously, sadly, with searing and vivid prose. Truly magical. Unforgettable. This novel.
Yellow: StoriesW. W. Norton & Company #ad - They paint a novelistic portrait of the fictional town of Rosarita Bay, California, and a diverse cast of complex and moving characters. Elegant and engrossing. An unusually complete portrait of contemporary Asian America. Los angeles Times. A gem. Lee has captured this truth beautifully, wisely, and with winning economy.
Cleveland plain dealeras the los angeles times noted in its profile of the author, "few writers have mined the genre of ethnic literature as shrewdly or transcended its limits quite so stunningly as Don Lee. Harking "back to the timeless concerns of Chekhov: fate, the mystery of the human heart" Stuart Dybek, chance, these interconnected stories "are utterly contemporary, .
Yellow: Stories #ad - . But grounded in the depth of beautiful prose and intriguing storylines" Asian Week. Nothing short of wonderful. Surprising and wild with life" robert boswell, Yellow "proves that wondering about whether you're a real American is as American as a big bowl of kimchi" New York Times Book Review.
A World of HurtGreenleaf Book Group LLC #ad - A world of hurt: between and Arrogance in Vietnam describes a war "winding down, " while thousands still died. In 1970, twenty-three year-old Army nurse, Mary Reynolds boarded a plane bound for Vietnam. Uncertain and alone, Mary had no idea what lay ahead. Almost thirty years later, fear and anger, Mary tells the story of that year in her life: a year of discomfort, as well as courage, hope and love.
She includes the stories of seven of her friends, among them a dustoff helicopter pilot, a drug counselor, an infantry captain, and an emergency room nurse, a Vietnamese aide, who were with her in Vietnam. The survivors discovered that their perspectives about war, their country and themselves were forever changed.
A Woman in Amber: Healing the Trauma of War and ExileSoho Press #ad - In a true story that “draws the reader forward with the suspense of a novel, in stories about begging Russian soldiers for food, ” Nesaule reveals the effects of hunger, the abusive relationship with her first husband, both physical and emotional, and the redemption that came when she met her second The New York Times Book Review.
A heartbreaking yet inspiring memoir of tragedy and healing, ” A Woman in Amber tells the story of how the occupation of Latvia during World War II affected a woman’s relationship with her mother and husband for years to come Tim O’Brien. American book award winner: a “stunning” memoir of surviving WWII Latvia—and the long journey to healing that followed The New York Times Book Review.
A Woman in Amber: Healing the Trauma of War and Exile #ad - Though agate nesaule eventually immigrated to the united states and became successful in her professional life, she found herself suffering from depression and unable to come to terms with its cause—until she found her voice and began to share what happened to her and her family at the hands of invading Russian soldiers.
The Valley of AmazementEcco #ad - With her characteristic insight and humor, desire and deception, she conjures a story of inherited trauma, and the power and stubbornness of love. Amy tan’s the valley of amazement is a sweeping, evocative epic of two women’s intertwined fates and their search for identity, that moves from the lavish parlors of Shanghai courtesans to the fog-shrouded mountains of a remote Chinese village.
Spanning more than forty years and two continents, the valley of amazement resurrects pivotal episodes in history: from the collapse of China’s last imperial dynasty, the explosive growth of lucrative foreign trade and anti-foreign sentiment, to the inner workings of courtesan houses and the lives of the foreign “Shanghailanders” living in the International Settlement, to the rise of the Republic, both erased by World War II.
The Valley of Amazement #ad - A deeply evocative narrative about the profound connections between mothers and daughters, The Valley of Amazement returns readers to the compelling territory of Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club.