The Joy Luck Club is a novel by Amy Tan that was first published in 1989.


See a complete list of the characters in The Joy Luck Club and in-depth analyses of Jing-mei (June) Woo, Suyuan Woo, An-mei Hsu, Rose Hsu Jordan, Lindo Jong, Waverly Jong, Ying-ying St. Clair, and Lena St. Clair.

Literary Devices

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Further Study

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