Kel McGowan is Kelligrafie
I was recommended this book by the team at Penguin. You tell them what books you like and they suggest what other ones you should try. I am now recommending it to others.
The thing I really like about The Joy Luck Club is that it's really a collection of short stories. They're all being told by women that know each other and sometimes they get linked within the tales, but they are all beautiful standalone pieces.
Four Chinese women make their way to America and face the battle of intergrating into a Western society but still maintaining Eastern culture and values and trying to avoid being smothered by tradition. They raise four daughters, who also struggle with identity issues. How much of them is American and how much of them is Chinese? The mother-daughter relationships become strained as the new and old come head-to-head. Eventually they come to each realise in their own way that they are who they choose to be.
8/10. Would read this again.
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