Joy Luck Club, The: Cliffs Notes

By: Rozakis, Laurie

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Explore how generational and cultural differences can divide -- and then unite -- immigrant mothers and their American-born daughters as you study "CliffsNotes on The Joy Luck Club."

This novel describes the lives of four women, who fled China in the 1940s, and their contentious relationships with their four very Americanized daughters. 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.

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Title: Joy Luck Club, The: Cliffs Notes

Author Name: Rozakis, Laurie

Categories: VCE text guides,

Publisher: United States, John Wiley & Sons Inc: 14/Sep/1994

ISBN Number: 0822006855

ISBN Number 13: 9780822006855

Binding: Paperback

Seller ID: 4242

Description: bibliography, glossary 80 "Brilliant....Each story is a fascinating vignette, and together they they weave the reader through a world where the Moon Lady can grant any wish, where a child, promised in marriage at two and delivered at 12, can, with cunning, free herself; where a rich man's concubine secures her daughter's future by killing herself, and where a woman can live on, knowing she has lost her entire life."
A stunning literary achievement, THE JOY LUCK CLUB explores the tender and tenacious bond between four daughters and their mothers. The daughters know one side of their mothers, but they don't know about their earlier never-spoken of lives in China. The mothers want love and obedience from their daughters, but they don't know the gifts that the daughters keep to themselves. Heartwarming and bittersweet, this is a novel for mother, daughters, and those that love them. (ISBN: 9780822006855 - When referring to this item please quote our stock ID: 4242)