Mothers And Daughters In Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club

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Amy Tan is famous for her writings about Chinese-American mothers and daughters that become separated by the cultural and generational differences they have to face. A great deal of her characters does suffer some hard times, but they also have joyful times and are very much like a mother and daughter. She shows that between a mother and daughter, there are no simple or perfect relationships. Amy Tan was born in the United States on February 19, 1952. After her parents moved from china her father became an electrical engineer. Her family was part of what was called The Joy Luck Club. This is what they called the immigrant version of getting the American dream by playing the stock market. Her family moved from place to place, and ended up in the suburbs of the bay area. Both her father and brother died of brain tumors when she was only 15 years old. Before they died they went to Europe to see the world and she got into some trouble for drugs. She managed to win a Scholarship to attend Linfield College. At Linfield college, she met Lou DeMattei in 1970, and soon after married him, they have been together ever since. In 1976 after a roommate committed suicide, she left the doctoral program and became a language development…show more content…
She met a writer there named Molly Giles, who gave her advice to one of her stories she was working on. This story was later published and was titled, The Joy Luck Club. some of her other novels that were published are The Bonesetter 's Daughter, and Saving Fish from Drowning, The Kitchen God 's Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses. For these she won many awards and all were New York Times best sellers. Her book The Joy Luck Club was turned into a movie which was directed by Wayne Wang. This film had won several awards and the book can be found read by countless students in high schools and universities all over the

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