The Joy Luck Club is the first book by Amy Tan I’ve read and although I initially had mixed feelings about it, I found it funny, touching and beautiful. This was a reading experience outside of what I usually read because I rarely read contemporary novels, especially ones about other cultures different from my own. I encountered a lot of intriguing cultural differences but also a lot of universal truths that transcend culture, ethnicity and age.
We all know how powerful language is but what happens when you compare two different languages, two different worlds? Writers like Amy Tan give us a unique and rare glimpse into the cultures that are part of the mosaic of North American society, opening our eyes to their world. Continue reading “Wednesday Words of Wisdom: Amy Tan”