The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan Celebrate 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!
During May 2013, the Orange County Library System hosted dozens of programs based around "The Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan.
Library Online Resources
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.
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.
Appreciate Amy Tan’s work in Chinese. Learn both Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese Chinese with Mango Languages.
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.
Discover the life of Amy Tan. See what other people say about her works and her life.
Amy Tan’s official website. Here you can find videos, twitter handle, facebook contact information, and updates by the author.
Learn more about the author of the Joy Luck Club with this YouTube video playlist created by the Orange County Library System.
Learn more about the Big Read Grant and find additional resources about the Joy Luck Club.
Find collected bits of wisdom from Amy Tan’s myriad of work.
Mobile & Social
Joy Luck Club Study Guide & Quiz o’Rama 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 Tan’s 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.