All library locations are closed Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day.

The Joy Luck Club

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
A New York Times Bestseller In 1949 four Chinese women - drawn together by the shadow of their past - begin meeting in San Francisco to play mah jong, invest in stocks, eat dim sum, and "say" stories. They call their gathering the Joy Luck Club. Nearly forty years later, one of the members has died. When her daughter comes to take her place, she learns of her mother's lifelong wish, and the tragic way in which it has come true.
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Details
Reading Level:
Level 5.7, 14 Points
Lexile measure:
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID ee6223e3-8968-df3a-2ac1-f3e94c166481
Full title joy luck club
Author tan amy
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-25 23:28:53PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-25 23:55:11PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level UG
accelerated_reader_point_value 14
accelerated_reader_reading_level 5.7
auth_author2 Yeo, Gwendoline, 1977-
author Tan, Amy.
author2-role Findaway World, LLC., Phoenix Audio., Playaway Digital Audio., Yeo, Gwendoline,1977-|Narrator
author_display Tan, Amy
available_at_catalog Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Bordeaux, East, Goodlettsville, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Looby, Main Kids, Main Library, Old Hickory, Richland Park
collection_catalog Audiobook, Book Club In A Bag, Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Bellevue - Adult Audiobook, Bellevue - Adult Fiction, Bordeaux - Adult Fiction, East - Adult Fiction, Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction, Goodlettsville - Adult Fiction, Green Hills - Adult Audiobook, Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Hermitage - Adult Fiction, Looby - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Book Club In A Bag, Main Library - Adult Fiction, Old Hickory - Adult Fiction, Richland Park - Adult Fiction
display_description In 1949, four Chinese women--drawn together by the shadow of their past--begin meeting in San Francisco to play mah jong, invest in stocks and "say" stories. They call their gathering the Joy Luck Club--and forge a relationship that binds them for more than three decades. A celebrated novel in the tradition of Alice Adams and Margaret Atwood from the bestselling author of The Kitchen God's Wife.
format_catalog Book, Kit, Playaway, eAudiobook, eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
id ee6223e3-8968-df3a-2ac1-f3e94c166481
isbn 067972768, 9780143038092, 9780143124849, 9780399134203, 9780804106306, 9781101502730, 9781597770736, 9781605147833
item_details ils:CARL0000045892|35192043130669|Richland Park - Adult Fiction|Fiction Tan|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||RP||, ils:CARL0000045892|35192043130677|Main Library - Adult Fiction|Fiction Tan|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000045892|35192043130685|Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction|Fiction Tan|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||EP||, ils:CARL0000045892|35192043130693|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction Tan|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000045892|35192044387508|Goodlettsville - Adult Fiction|Fiction Tan|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GO||, ils:CARL0000045892|35192044387516|Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction|Fiction Tan|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||EP||, ils:CARL0000045892|35192044983637|Main Library - Adult Fiction|Fiction Tan|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000045892|35192047201284|East - Adult Fiction|Fiction Tan|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||EA||, ils:CARL0000045892|35192047201318|Old Hickory - Adult Fiction|Fiction Tan|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||OH||, ils:CARL0000045892|35192047201326|Hermitage - Adult Fiction|Fiction Tan|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||HM||, ils:CARL0000045892|35192048976462|Bordeaux - Adult Fiction|Fiction Tan|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||BX||, ils:CARL0000045892|35192048976470|Looby - Adult Fiction|Fiction Tan|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||LO||, ils:CARL0000045892|35192090042296|Bellevue - Adult Fiction|Fiction Tan|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||BL||, ils:CARL0000045892|A01001470|Pearl-Cohn High - Teen Fiction|F G TAN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6G632||, ils:CARL0000045892|A01765230|Nashville School of the Arts - Teen Fiction|F TAN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||62242||, ils:CARL0000045892|A01913295|Hume-Fogg High Magnet - Teen Fiction|F TAN PB|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||69450||, ils:CARL0000045892|A02195363|Cameron College Prep - Teen Fiction|F Cla Tan|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||71181||, ils:CARL0000045892|B00053552|Nashville School of the Arts - Teen Fiction|F TAN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||62242||, ils:CARL0000045892|B00073694|McGavock High - Teen Fiction|F TAN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6D532||, ils:CARL0000045892|B00073696|McGavock High - Teen Fiction|F TAN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6D532||, ils:CARL0000045892|B00380037|Hillwood High - Teen Fiction|CLAS F TAN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||67440||, ils:CARL0000045892|FF00036172|Meigs Middle Magnet - Teen Fiction|F TAN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4N555||, ils:CARL0000313155|35192045820903|Green Hills - Adult Audiobook|PLAYAWAY Fiction Tan|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000313155|35192045825233|Bellevue - Adult Audiobook|PLAYAWAY Fiction Tan|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||BL||, ils:CARL0000313155|MT00001134|Hillsboro High - Teen Audiobook|PLY F TAN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||66435||, ils:CARL0000313155|MT00001135|Hillwood High - Teen Audiobook|PLY F TAN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||67440||, ils:CARL0000313155|MT00001136|Pearl-Cohn High - Teen Audiobook|PLY F TAN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6G632||, ils:CARL0000420647|35192035379332|Main Library - Adult Book Club In A Bag|Book Club in a Bag|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||MN||, ils:CARL0000590836|PP000008151|Cora Howe School - Teen Audiobook|CD F TAN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||68448||, ils:CARL0000668410|A00368679|Antioch High - Teen Fiction|F TAN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||60110||, ils:CARL0000668410|A01830787|Stratford High - Teen Fiction|F TAN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6H705||, ils:CARL0000668410|FF00064567|Madison Middle - Teen Fiction|F TAN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||4L545||, ils:CARL0000668410|QQ00222122|Hillsboro High - Teen Fiction|F TAN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||66435||, overdrive:4d843901-44de-41a6-a59d-141f7726194b|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Checked Out||||, overdrive:6ab2b71e-8e5e-459a-af4c-1f188bb39ed3|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|2|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,OverDrive Read,Kindle Book|Checked Out||||
itype_catalog , Book, Kit, Playaway
last_indexed 2018-05-26T04:55:11.707Z
lexile_score 930
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Drama, Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog Book Club in a Bag, Fiction Tan, PLAYAWAY Fiction Tan
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Bordeaux, East, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Goodlettsville, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Looby, Main Kids, Main Library, Old Hickory, Richland Park
primary_isbn 9780143124849
publishDate 1989, 2006, 2008, 2014
record_details ils:CARL0000045892|Book|Books||English|Putnam's,|c1989.|288 p. ; 24 cm., ils:CARL0000313155|Playaway|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Playaway Digital Audio :|[released 2008], c2008.|1 sound media player (9 hr.) : digital ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in., ils:CARL0000420647|Kit|Books||English|Penguin Books,|2006.|1 bag (Black and yellow) ; 30 x 44 cm. + 10 books, discussion questions, author's biography, "Tips for starting a successful Book club" and instructions for Book Club in a Bag program., ils:CARL0000590836|CD audio book|Audio Books|Abridged [ed.]|English|Phoenix Audio,|c2006.|3 sound discs (ca. 2 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in., ils:CARL0000668410|Book|Books||English|Penguin Books,|2014|xv, 329 pages ; 20 cm, overdrive:4d843901-44de-41a6-a59d-141f7726194b|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Phoenix Books, Inc.||, overdrive:6ab2b71e-8e5e-459a-af4c-1f188bb39ed3|eBook|eBook||English|Penguin Publishing Group|2006|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog ils:CARL0000045892|35192043130669|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000045892|35192043130677|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000045892|35192043130685|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000045892|35192043130693|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000045892|35192044387508|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000045892|35192044387516|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000045892|35192044983637|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000045892|35192047201284|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000045892|35192047201318|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000045892|35192047201326|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000045892|35192048976462|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000045892|35192048976470|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000045892|35192090042296|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000313155|35192045820903|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000313155|35192045825233|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true||||, ils:CARL0000420647|35192035379332|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|true||||, overdrive:4d843901-44de-41a6-a59d-141f7726194b|-1|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|false||||, overdrive:6ab2b71e-8e5e-459a-af4c-1f188bb39ed3|-1|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|false||||
subject_facet Audiobooks, Chinese American women -- Fiction, Chinese Americans -- Fiction, Domestic fiction, Female friendship -- Fiction, Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction, Mothers -- Death -- Fiction, Mothers and daughters -- Fiction, Mothers and daughters -- United States -- Fiction, Mothers and daughters -- United States. -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, Reminiscing in old age -- Fiction, San Francisco (Calif.) -- Fiction, Women -- Societies and clubs -- Fiction
title_display The Joy Luck Club
title_full The Joy Luck Club, The Joy Luck Club / Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club [sound recording] / Amy Tan
title_short The Joy Luck Club
topic_facet Audiobooks, Chinese American women, Chinese Americans, Death, Drama, Female friendship, Fiction, Literature, Loss (Psychology), Mothers, Mothers and daughters, Psychological fiction, Reminiscing in old age, Societies and clubs, Women