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4.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 5 4.17 (29 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Amy Tan Narrator: Gwendoline Yeo Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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Four Chinese women, drawn together by the shadow of their past, meet in San Francisco to play mah jong, invest in stocks, eat dim sum, and to say stories to each other. Nearly 40 years later, one of the women has died, and her daughter arrives to take her place. However, the daughter never expected to learn of her mother's secret lifelong wish - and the tragic way in which it has come true. The revelation creates among the women an urgent need to remember the past. What is lost between generations and among friends - and what is salvaged - resonates throughout this novel of friendship among women and the relations between mothers and daughters. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandi | 2/19/2014

    " An easy escape into China of the past...mahjong and sizzling kitchen dishes mixed with modern identity crises and friendship. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 2/9/2014

    " A collection of connected stories, offering perspectives from four Chinese mothers and their Chinese-American daughters. It amazed me to see where these women wound up after leading the sort of lives they had in China and I was glad to see their daughters come to understand them a little more throughout the course of the book, while also learning about themselves in the process. It reminds me that no matter how old we get, there is still much we can learn from the women in our lives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meleya | 2/9/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. The relationships hold true for mothers and daughters of all ethnic groups. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin Foley | 2/4/2014

    " I enjoyed the book so much I read it again! I enjoyed each story even more the second time. I did skip the story about the brother drowning because it was too sad. But the rest I read again. I just got the movie to watch too! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Jackson | 1/27/2014

    " surprisingly I enjoyed the slut club "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele Snaer | 1/9/2014

    " The issues that divide generations of Chinese-Americans are very similar to the issues between the first and second, and the second and third generations of Filipino-Americans. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie Westphal | 12/31/2013

    " Loved it! Read it before we adopted Lilly. That's why the license plate on the Honda is SUYUAN long awaited blessing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara Snow | 12/9/2013

    " Thoroughly enjoyed... beginning to end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheri | 12/5/2013

    " I thought this was a beautiful, touching, powerful exploration of the relationships between mothers and daughters. Some things are easy to relate to, regardless of one's culture. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shirley | 10/1/2013

    " Very moving story of the women who moved me to tears for the sacrifices that they made to insure a better life for them and their families "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ada | 3/15/2013

    " A book I was required to read during high school. Suffice to say it was a good read but I don't remember much about the plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelani | 11/27/2012

    " This was a great story! It tells all about mother and daughter relationships. I wish some of the stories would of had resolutions instead of just wishes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melodie Ramone | 10/13/2012

    " The best, I believe, of Tan's books. The book, as always, was light years better than the movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Casey Bowers | 8/15/2012

    " My first peek at Chinese-American culture. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Krystyna | 7/2/2012

    " Really did not like this book much at all. I loved Hundred Secret Senses and The Bonesetter's Daughter, however. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy Petrakis | 3/9/2012

    " Fantastic story and definitely deserved to be made a movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick Zhu | 9/5/2011

    " The Joy Luck Club was sweet and rich in chinese culture. It showed the daily lifestyle of most Chinese-American families. The book is fast paced because it is divided into short stories between the lives and the views of each character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clair | 8/18/2011

    " One of my favorite authors, this was the first book of hers that I read in HS. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elisabeth | 6/30/2011

    " Great story about mother/daughter relationships within the Chinese American culture. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 6/23/2011

    " The beginning of my love of Amy Tan "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Falice | 6/20/2011

    " An authentic book about recent Chinese history and the Chinese immigrant experience in North America. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle R, the Bookshelf Stalking | 6/20/2011

    " another one of my favorites, had to read it for school but loved it so much, I read it again later. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annika | 6/16/2011

    " despite the superstition and stuff, this book was and is a great read. it emanates a lot of culture, Chinese culture, to be exact. and shows the importance of the relationships of mothers and dauguters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candace | 6/14/2011

    " I enjoy reading books about other cultures. This was such an endearing story. Each character was painted with such fine strokes and the whole was like a Monet. I'll read it again. The video is also very close to the book. Wonderful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tanya | 6/10/2011

    " Fantastic. I related to this so much, as my family's Chinese. Some of the words sound so clear in my head, which shows how clear the voices in this book are. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angieeatspeace | 6/8/2011

    " I had a hard time getting into this at first, but once I did I found the story-telling riveting, and the relationships between the characters fascinating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 6/7/2011

    " this book is sort of magically and myth-like. i loved it. perhaps a little dry here and there, but beautiful. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kate | 6/7/2011

    " not for me I read this for a book club a few years ago. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lydia | 6/5/2011

    " Seriously hated this book. The mother DROVE ME NUTS, which I later realized was a testament to Amy Tan's writing skills. If she ever writes a book without the over-bearing mother in it, I'm all over it. "

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About the Author
Author Amy Tan

Amy Tan is the author of The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God’s Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter’s Daughter, The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life, and two children’s books, The Moon Lady and Sagwa, which has now been adapted as a PBS production. Tan was also a co-producer and co-screenwriter of the film version of The Joy Luck Club, and her essays and stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. Her work has been translated into thirty-five languages. She lives with her husband in San Francisco and New York.