Miss Amy Tan is currently here in the Philippines for the Philippine Literary Festival. Her most famous work, 1989's The Joy Luck Club, has been one of my faves ever since I first read it back in high school. A very inspiring novel, The Joy Luck Club is synonymous with browsing through a family scrapbook whilst getting to know more about yourself in the process.
One of my fave quotes from the novel is this...
"Now you see," said the turtle, drifting back into the pond, "why it is useless to cry. Your tears do not wash away your sorrows. They feed someone else's joy. And that is why you must learn to swallow your own tears."- An-Mei's Mother
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