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The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

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In the Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, tells stories of four Chinese mothers and four Chinese-American daughters and their mother-daughter relationship. The four mothers met in a San Francisco church in 1949. Suyuan Woo, founder of the Joy Luck Club, convinced the other mothers An-Mei Hsu, Lindo Jong, and Yingying St. Clair to join the club. The club would meet every week at one of the mother’s house where they eat food, play mahjong, and brag about their daughters. The Chinese-American daughters tell their own personal story which includes Jing-mei Woo, Rose Hsu Jordan, Waverly Jong, and Lena St. Clair. The novel is narrated in third-person omniscient point of view.
The adventure begins with Jing-mei Woo, Suyuan Woo’s daughter, having to replace her mother in the Joy Luck Club because her mom has died of cerebral aneurysm. Jing-mei Woo tells the story of her mother in place of her. Suyuan’s first husband, an officer, involved in Second Sino-Japanese War has left to Chungking and left Suyuan in Kweilin because of safety reasons. Terrified of the war, she creates the Joy Luck Club in Kweilin to escape any thoughts about the war. Receiving a message from an officer, she brings some belongings and her twins and begin walking to Chungking to meet her husband since Japan going to invaded Kweilin soon. While walking to Chungking, her hand become very sore to the point her hands begins to bleed because of the long journey and the heavy bags she carries. Exhausted, she leaves behind all
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