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The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
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it was amazing
bookshelves: litsyatoz-2019, read-women-2019

The film version of The Joy Luck Club being a favorite from my teens and early 20s (I watched it repeatedly), I had high hopes for its source material. Hopes met and exceeded! One of those rare cases where the book and its movie are equals.

Mother-daughter relationships fascinate me anyway. Intersect those dynamics with issues faced by immigrants (especially those leaving their homelands during/after war) and their first-generation American children and there's even more to observe, think about, appreciate...

Just like with the movie, the book's ending left me with bittersweet tears -- a mixture of grief, joy, and hope.

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Reading Progress

March 6, 2018 – Shelved
March 6, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
November 2, 2019 – Started Reading
November 5, 2019 – Finished Reading
November 7, 2019 – Shelved as: litsyatoz-2019
November 7, 2019 – Shelved as: read-women-2019

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