The Joy Luck Club
- Paperback | 352 pages
- 127 x 198 x 28mm | 318g
- 18 Oct 2016
- Penguin Books
- Illustrations, unspecified
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--The Washington Post Book World
"Beautifully written...a jewel of a book."
--The New York Times Book Review
"Powerful...full of magic...you won't be doing anything of importance until you have finished this book."
--Los Angeles Times
"Wonderful...a significant lesson in what storytelling has to do with memory and inheritance."
--San Francisco Chronicle "Reading it really changed the way I thought about Asian-American history. Our heritage has a lot of difficult stuff in it -- a lot of misogyny, a lot of fear and rage and death. It showed me a past that reached beyond borders and languages and cultures to bring together these disparate elements of who we are. I hadn't seen our history like that before. At that time, we hadn't seen a lot of Asian-American representations anywhere, so it was a big deal that it even existed. It made me feel validated and seen. That's what's so important about books like that. You feel like, Oh my god, I exist here. I exist in this landscape of literature and memoir. I'm here, and I have a story to tell, and it's among the canon of Asian-American stories that are feminist and that are true to our being. It's a book that has stayed with me and lived in me."
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