New holds can be placed for curbside pickup locations only. Sacramento Public Library locations remained closed to all but select curbside pickup locations in response to public health recommendations. See the Library Coronavirus Act

The Joy Luck Club
(Adobe PDF eBook)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(4)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Author:
Published:
RosettaBooks
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 5.7 - AR Pts: 14
Lexile measure:
930L
Status:
Checked Out
Description
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.
Also in This Series
Formats
Adobe PDF eBook
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Details
Format:
Adobe PDF eBook
Language:
English
ISBN:
0795310749
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 5.7, 14 Points
Lexile measure:
930
Subjects
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Amy Tan. The Joy Luck Club. RosettaBooks.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Amy Tan. The Joy Luck Club. RosettaBooks.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club. RosettaBooks.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Amy Tan. The Joy Luck Club. RosettaBooks, Web.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
10

There is 1 hold on this title.

Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
ee6223e3-8968-df3a-2ac1-f3e94c166481
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Jun 12, 2018 16:26:06
Date Updated:
Jun 12, 2018 16:26:06
Last Metadata Check:
May 24, 2020 09:35:39
Last Metadata Change:
Feb 21, 2020 06:25:15
Last Availability Check:
May 24, 2020 09:35:42
Last Availability Change:
May 19, 2020 12:41:08
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
May 27, 2020 02:22:42

OverDrive Product Record

sortTitle
Joy Luck Club, The
crossRefId
37019
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0027-1/{495FC07E-97FD-46C8-BA58-FA6F58BEC56A}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0027-1/{495FC07E-97FD-46C8-BA58-FA6F58BEC56A}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0027-1/495/FC0/7E/{495FC07E-97FD-46C8-BA58-FA6F58BEC56A}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0027-1/495/FC0/7E/{495FC07E-97FD-46C8-BA58-FA6F58BEC56A}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 0795310749
      • name: Adobe PDF eBook
      • id: ebook-pdf-adobe
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B004IYISSK
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
mediaType
eBook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: Amy Tan
id
495fc07e-97fd-46c8-ba58-fa6f58bec56a
title
The Joy Luck Club
starRating
4.2
dateAdded
2006-06-16T19:55:39.44-04:00
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=141&titleID=37019
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Sacramento Public Library (CA)
          • id: 1151

OverDrive MetaData

coverage
None
isPublicDomain
False
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0027-1/{495FC07E-97FD-46C8-BA58-FA6F58BEC56A}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0027-1/{495FC07E-97FD-46C8-BA58-FA6F58BEC56A}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0027-1/495/FC0/7E/{495FC07E-97FD-46C8-BA58-FA6F58BEC56A}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0027-1/495/FC0/7E/{495FC07E-97FD-46C8-BA58-FA6F58BEC56A}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
formats
      • fileName: TheJoyLuckClub
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 1521498
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 0795310749
      • rights:
            • type: Copying
            • value: 0
            • type: Printing
            • value: 0
            • type: Lending
            • value: 0
            • type: ReadAloud
            • value: 0
            • type: ExpirationRights
            • value: 0
      • name: Adobe PDF eBook
      • id: ebook-pdf-adobe
      • onSaleDate: 07/02/2003
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Tan, Amy
      • name: Amy Tan
imprint
RosettaBooks
subjects
      • value: Fiction
mediaType
eBook
shortDescription
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.
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
The Joy Luck Club
fullDescription
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.
gradeLevels
      • value: Grade 9
      • value: Grade 10
      • value: Grade 11
      • value: Grade 12
sortTitle
Joy Luck Club, The
crossRefId
37019
reviews
      • premium: True
      • source: Publisher's Weekly
      • content:

        March 22, 1989
        Intensely poetic, startlingly imaginative and moving, this remarkable book will speak to many women, mothers and grown daughters, about the persistent tensions and powerful bonds between generations and cultures. The narrative voice moves among seven characters. Jing-mei ``June'' Woo recounts her first session in a San Francisco mah-jong club founded by her recently dead, spiritually vital, mother. The three remaining club members and their daughters alternate with stories of their lives, tales that are stunning, funny and heartbreaking. The mothers, all born in China, tell about grueling hardship and misery, the tyranny of family pride and the fear of losing face. The daughters try to reconcile their personalities, shaped by American standards, with seemingly irrational maternal expectations. ``My mother and I never understood each other; we translated each other's meanings. I talked to her in English, she answered back in Chinese,'' says one character. A crippling generation gap is the result: the mothers, superstitious, full of dread, always fearing bad luck, raise their daughters with hope that their lives will be better, but they also mourn the loss of a heritage their daughters cannot comprehend. Deceptively simple, yet inherently dramatic, each chapter can stand alone; yet personalities unfold and details build to deepen the impact and meaning of the whole. Thus, when infants abandoned in China in the first chapter turn up as adults in the last, their reunion with the one remaining family member is a poignant reminder of what is possible and what is not. On the order of Maxine Hong Kingston's work, but more accessible, its Oriental orientation an irresistible magnet, Tan's first novel is a major achievement. First serial to Atlantic, Ladies' Home Journal and San Francisco Focus; BOMC and QPBC featured alternates.

      • premium: True
      • source: DOGO Books
      • content: candyw - This book is about Chinese mothers and their four American-born daughters. The novel is divided into four major sections, with two sections focusing on the stories of the mothers and two sections on the stories of the daughters. In the novel, includes many Chinese tradition. For example, the red candle. I could related Chinese mother with my grandma, because the Chinese mothers they believed the Chinese tradition is important than the life, such as give birth to boys are better than girls. I like this book when it talked about the Chinese tradition.
awards
      • source: National Book Foundation
      • value: National Book Award Finalist
      • source: Young Adult Library Services Association
      • value: Best Fiction for Young Adults
popularity
422
publisher
RosettaBooks
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BWwAAAA2I/products/495fc07e-97fd-46c8-ba58-fa6f58bec56a/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
495fc07e-97fd-46c8-ba58-fa6f58bec56a
starRating
4.2