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The Joy Luck Club

The Joy Luck Club

by Amy Tan

To me, imagination is the closest thing we have to compassion. To have compassion you have to be able to imagine the lives of others, including people who are suffering, and people whose lives are affected by us.


Works Cited

Excerpts from The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, copyright 1989 by Amy Tan. Used by permission of G.P. Putnam's Sons, a division of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.


Acknowledgments

Written by Philip Burnham and Sarah Bainter Cunningham for the National Endowment for the Arts.

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