ARTS Pick: The Big Read

Amy Tan’s bestselling first novel, The Joy Luck Club, is the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library’s selection for The Big Read. Publicity photo. Amy Tan’s bestselling first novel, The Joy Luck Club, is the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library’s selection for The Big Read. Publicity photo.

Lucky ladies

Drawing from her mother’s tempestuous history as a Chinese émigré, Amy Tan weaves together tales of family, memory, struggle, fate, and ultimately self-discovery in this year’s Big Read, The Joy Luck Club. Intertwined with the experience of a young girl growing up between two cultures in California, four Chinese women arrive in San Francisco after World War II, and form the Joy Luck Club, which meets weekly to play Mah Jongg, invest in stocks, and, through storytelling, transform their hardship into good fortune. Information on Big Read community events at www.jmrl.org/bigread.

Through 3/31

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