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The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan in Ethnic Studies

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

The Joy Luck Club was on the bestseller list for weeks and weeks when it was first published in 1989. At the time, this stuff was really new: here was a Chinese American female author, writing about the experiences of Chinese American women both in China and the U.S. It was the first time that Asian American literature went mainstream.