The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

The Joy Luck Club (1989) is a best-selling novel written by Amy Tan. It focuses on the game and four Chinese American immigrant families who start a club known as "the Joy Luck Club," playing the Chinese game of Mahjong for money while feasting on a variety of foods. The book is structured somewhat like a mahjong game, with four parts divided into four sections to create sixteen chapters. The three mothers and four daughters (one mother, Suyuan Woo, dies before the novel opens) share stories about their lives in the form of vignettes. Each part is preceded by a parable.

The 327th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 8th on Top 100 World Literature Titles (Perfection Learning)
  2. - 25th on The New Classics - 100 Best Reads from 1983 to 2008 (Entertainment Weekly)
  3. - 65th on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (themodernnovel.com)
  4. - 100th on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  5. - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  6. - The Book of Great Books: A Guide to 100 World Classics (Book)
  7. - The Great American Read (PBS)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The Joy Luck Club Audio CD 561124 $18.19 $18.20 2006
Joy Luck Club Signed Hardback Hardcover 5426157 $50.01 1989
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan Paperback 735806 $27.82 $6.25 1000
The Joy Luck Club Kindle Edition 6619 $9.44 2006
The Joy Luck Club Hardcover 53475 $12.25 $0.01 1989
The Joy Luck Club Mass Market Paperback 99654 $3.25 $0.01 1990
The Joy Luck Club: A Novel Paperback 181512 $1.50 $0.01 1991
The Joy Luck Club Audio CD 376125 $25.59 $15.44 2008
The Joy Luck Club Paperback 12718506 $12.00 2002
Joy Luck Club, The (MAXNotes Literature Guides) Paperback 3296827 $3.50 $3.50 1996
The Joy Luck Club Paperback 975464 $7.00 $0.01 1991
The Joy Luck Club Paperback 672007 $8.44 $1.31 2006
The Joy Luck Club (Penguin Drop Caps) Hardcover 781014 $17.41 2014
The Joy Luck Club (Chinese Edition) Hardcover 550555 $15.99 2016
The Joy Luck Club (Cambridge Literature) Paperback 1049501 $8.32 $1.18 1996
El Club de la Buena Estrella / The Joy Luck Club (Spanish Edition) Paperback 2598697 $93.68 $5.70 2007
The Joy Luck Club (Barnes and Noble Reader's Companion) (Barnes & Noble Reader's Companion) Paperback 1165936 $85.40 $5.07 2003
The Joy Luck Club: A Novel (Penguin Orange Collection) Paperback 295022 $13.16 2016
El Club de La Buena Estrella (Spanish Edition) Paperback 3823707 $8.26
El Club De La Buena Estrella / The Joy Luck Club (Spanish Edition) Paperback 5101625 $27.52 $22.19 2007
The Joy Luck Club Hardcover 204795 $15.73 $2.48
The Joy Luck Club: 2500 Headwords (Oxford Bookworms ELT) Paperback 6387105 $18.00 $0.75 2002
Joy Luck Club: Novel-Ties Study Guide Paperback 3926343 $16.95 $6.30 2000
[The Joy Luck Club] (By: Amy Tan) [published: February, 2012] Paperback 1176816 $61.77 $11.99 2012
Spark Notes The Joy Luck Club Paperback 249331 $61.65 $2.56 2002
Oxford Bookworms Library: The Joy Luck Club: Level 6: 2,500 Word Vocabulary Paperback 916505 $5.92 $1.93 2008
The Joy Luck Club Paperback 1164377 $7.54 $7.19 2009
El Club De La Buena Estrella / The Joy Luck Club (Spanish Edition) Paperback 3444706 $160.89 $24.75 2002
The Joy Luck Club: A Novel Paperback 820 $5.93 $1.98 2006
The Joy Luck Club - Multiple Critical Perspectives Paperback 3293467 $19.99 $59.60 2009