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There are hundreds of novels about mothers and daughters, but the ones we list below have a similar feel to The Joy Luck Club due to a special reading experience: they tell the stories of several generations, depict difference across cultures, and/or feature groups of women within generations.
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?language+of+flowers+diffenbaugh'''The Language of Flowers'''] by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?language+of+flowers+diffenbaugh'''The Language of Flowers'''] by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?empress+of+weehawken'''Empress of Weehawken'''] by Irene Disch
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?everything+will+be+all+right'''Everything Will Be All Right'''] by Tessa Hadley
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?everything+will+be+all+right'''Everything Will Be All Right'''] by Tessa Hadley
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?inventing+memory'''Inventing Memory'''] by Erica Jong
 
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?inventing+memory'''Inventing Memory'''] by Erica Jong

Revision as of 16:07, 13 October 2012

Article in Adult Fiction and Big Read categories.

About the Author

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Other works by Amy Tan

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Novels featuring Chinese Culture and History

  • The Red Chamber by Pauline Chen - An epic reimagining of the Chinese classic "Dream of the Red Chamber" is set against a backdrop of eighteenth-century Beijing and follows the intersecting lives of three women, including orphaned Daiyu, who becomes tangled in a web of intrigue with ties to the Emperor's Palace.
  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See - The story of friendship across class and distance follows two women throughout their lives in 19th century China.

Novels and memoirs featuring Chinese-American Families

First-Generation, Second-Generation and other Immigrant Stories

Novels featuring Mothers and Daughters

There are hundreds of novels about mothers and daughters, but the ones we list below have a similar feel to The Joy Luck Club due to a special reading experience: they tell the stories of several generations, depict difference across cultures, and/or feature groups of women within generations.

Nonfiction featuring Chinese Culture and History

  • Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang - The story of three generations in twentieth-century China, describing the life of the author's grandmother, a warlord's concubine; her mother, a member of the Communist elite, and the family's experiences during the Cultural Revolution.

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