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English Language Arts: The Joy Luck Club

Learn about the background and continued relevance of the novel The Joy Luck Club in this video from the American Masters film Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir. Published in 1986, The Joy Luck Club was a break-out hit for its author, Amy Tan. For years, Tan had been working intensely as a freelance business writer. But Tan wanted to pursue more personally meaningful work. She began reading and writing fiction, a process that she found allowed her to write about her family and the person under the guise of fiction.

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