The Joy Luck Club
Author: Amy Tan
Published: September 2006
For Secondary School Students
Prescribed O Level Texts for 2017/2018
In 1949, four Chinese women begin meeting in San Francisco for fun. Nearly 40 years later, their daughters continue to meet as the Joy Luck Club. Their stories ultimately display the double happiness that can be found in being both Chinese and American.
Amy Tan is the author and co-producer and co-screenwriter of the film version of The Joy Luck Club. Her essays and stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies and her work has been translated into thirty-five languages.