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The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
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Oct 27, 2010

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message 1: by Kadiatu (new)

Kadiatu I'll read this with you!

message 2: by Noor (new)

Noor I LOVED this book. Never saw the movie, but this book inspired me to start reading not only Tan's other works, but other novels written about China and its culture.

message 3: by Kadiatu (new)

Kadiatu I'm a big fan of Chinese lit/philosophy forreal forreal. So what is this story about, Noor?

message 4: by Noor (last edited Oct 24, 2010 10:30AM) (new)

Noor The book's about four Chinese-American girls and their immigrant parents. It focuses on how the girls become "Americanized" and start to view their parents and traditions as obsolete. I enjoyed this book mostly because I could relate to the culture clash that I'm sure every first-generation American like myself feels.

That's awesome that you also like Chinese lit - have you read any of Lisa See's books? Snow Flower and the Secret Fan made me cry ;_;

message 5: by Kadiatu (new)

Kadiatu I'm gonna check this out, and perhaps me and Zozer can write a little commentary like a book club flashback:)
I'll try to read the one you suggested too Noor!

Zeynep Noor I like your summaries and reviews :)

I read this book about 2 years ago. I thought it was ok. Kadiatu, you should read it and tell us what you think!

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