Title: THE JOY LUCK CLUB
Author: Amy Tan
Publisher: Ivy Books
Setting: Present: San Francisco, CA - Past: China
The old woman remembered a swan she had bought many years ago in Shanghai for a foolish sum.
Why I chose this book: This was the second book chosen for our library's newly formed book discussion group.
Why I read it to the end: It took me four days to get to page 22. I almost gave up on it and had decided I would tell the group that it just wasn't my cuppa. I'm glad I barreled on with it though, because by the time I got to the end, I found that I truly enjoyed the stories of the four women, their mother's and their past. I have to admit that I rented the movie though, and watched it when I was struggling, and when I saw what it was about, it made the reading easier. I can't say that I will read more of Amy Tan, but I am glad that I read this book. Although I hear THE KITCHEN GOD'S WIFE is magnificent.
My rating: 3.75/5