The Great American Read: The Joy Luck Club

Thursday Sep 27, 2018

423 Central Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 505-848-1376
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the Public Library ABQ-Bernco

Phone: (505)848-1376
Website: Click to Visit

Explore the power of books through the lens of America’s 100 best-loved novels as voted by the public as one of these novels are highlighted with a book discussion and film showing.


The Great American Read, explores the power of books through the lens of America’s 100 best-loved novels as voted by the public. Come join us as we highlight one of these novels with a book discussion and a film showing. Get ready to read, vote, and share! The Joy Luck Club (R) - Four older women, all Chinese immigrants living in San Francisco, meet regularly to play mahjong, eat, and tell stories. Each of these women has an adult Chinese-American daughter. The film reveals the hidden pasts of the older women and their daughters and how their lives are shaped by the clash of Chinese and American cultures as they strive to understand their family bonds and one another. *The book discussion for this film will take place on September 22 at 2:00 p.m. at the Albuquerque Museum. The discussion will also include a tour of The Chinese American Experience in Albuquerque.

See also: Reel World


The Great American Read continues Thursday, Sept. 27 at Albuquerque’s Special Collections Library (423 Central Ave. NW) with a screening of Wayne Wang’s 1993 adaptation of Amy Tan’s acclaimed novel The Joy Luck Club. Tan’s novel focuses on four Chinese American immigrant families in San Francisco who start a social club. It is one of the 100 best-loved books according to PBS’ ongoing literacy series “The Great American Read.” The film shows from 5 to 7pm. Admission is free.

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