A stunning tale about women who both find and become mothers and their experience as daughters. These complex and sometimes tragic characters find motherhood in places they never expected: above them in an inn, or from a former courtesan.
February 19, 1952
American author of Chinese heritage
known for novels, short story collections, children's books, and a memoir
The Joy Luck Club - 5 million copies
intricate storytelling and her exploration of the Chinese-American experience
often weaves together multiple narratives, providing different perspectives on the same events
often draws inspiration from her own life and family history