The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

The Joy Luck Club

Amy Tan

337 pages first pub 1989 (editions)

fiction classics historical literary emotional reflective medium-paced

Description

Four mothers, four daughters, four families, whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's telling the stories. In 1949, four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, meet weekly to play mahjong and tell stories of what th...

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Moods

emotional 89%
reflective 82%
sad 44%
hopeful 36%
inspiring 30%
challenging 16%
informative 11%
dark 9%
funny 8%
adventurous 5%
tense 5%
lighthearted 4%
mysterious 4%
relaxing 2%

Pace

medium 64%
slow 24%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 84% | A mix: 12% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 67% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 6% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 58% | It's complicated: 34% | No: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 71% | No: 15% | It's complicated: 10% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 6% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.89

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