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The Joy Luck Club
288 pages; Penguin Books
Why We Love It: Tan's blockbuster about Chinese immigrant women and their first-generation American daughters gave us entry to a world many of us had never visited. At the same time, she touched delicate, universal nerves between mothers and daughters.

The Sequel: The millennial, second-generation daughters of Jing-Mei, Rose, Waverly and Lena face their own challenges, including our culture's sometimes stereotypical expectations of them. They might have their own virtual, lovingly ironized club #Millennialjoyluck.
— Dawn Raffel