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The Joy Luck Club by Amy TanCelebrate The Big Read with us!

Throughout the month of May, we highlighted the novel, The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan with programs and events! This expertly crafted novel tells the interwoven stories of four Chinese immigrant mothers and their American-raised daughters as they struggle to connect despite the ghosts and secrets of the past.

The library hosted book discussions, special programs featuring experts on Chinese-American Literature and Amy Tan, as well as Lion Dancers, a Chinese Tea event for children, an online scavenger hunt, and many more exciting programs!

The Big Read Scavenger Hunt!

Joy Luck Club Programs YouTube Playlist

During May 2013, the Orange County Library System hosted dozens of programs based around "The Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan.

Library Online Resources

Biography in Context

Consider this to be a one stop shop to learn all about Amy Tan. In addition to biographical information, features of this database include news articles, academic journals, images, audio, and links to websites.

Literature Resource Center

This database is a robust online literary resource for everything Amy Tan. The resources include literary criticism, topic and work overviews, reviews, and multimedia, to name but a few.

Mango Languages

Appreciate Amy Tanís work in Chinese. Learn both Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese Chinese with Mango Languages.

Library Materials

Works by Amy Tan

Read other offerings by the author of the Joy Luck Club. Amy Tan has written books for all age groups and they are available in a variety of formats including e-book, audiobook, and print.

Biographies and Literary Criticism

Discover the life of Amy Tan. See what other people say about her works and her life.


Amy Tan

Amy Tanís official website. Here you can find videos, twitter handle, facebook contact information, and updates by the author.

Amy Tan YouTube Playlist

Learn more about the author of the Joy Luck Club with this YouTube video playlist created by the Orange County Library System.

The Big Read: The Joy Luck Club

Learn more about the Big Read Grant and find additional resources about the Joy Luck Club.

Brainy Quote: Best Amy Tan Quotes

Find collected bits of wisdom from Amy Tanís myriad of work.

Mobile & Social

Joy Luck Club Study Guide & Quiz oíRama App

Be the envy of your friends and impress your fellow readers with your knowledge of the Joy Luck Club. This app costs $1.99, but knowing more about Amy Tanís book than your friends is priceless.
App for Android | App for iOS

Connect with Amy Tan

Connect with the author of the Joy Luck club through one of these social media options. Friend her on Facebook, receive her tweets, and become a fan on Goodreads. Keep up with Amy Tan as she works on her latest book.

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