The Joy Luck Club Questions and Answers
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What does the narrator's mother think of America in The Joy Luck Club?

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The Joy Luck Club opens with Suyuan Woo's story, but she is recently deceased so her daugher Jing-mei (June) Woo narrates her story.  Suyuan does not like America when she first arrives.  She is upset that the war has robbed her of her home (and her twin daughters), and she does not think that she will fit into her new environment.  However, she finds comfort in the acquaintances that she makes at her church and starts to settle in a routine.  Eventually, Suyuan begins a second "chapter" of the Joy Luck Club in San Francisco with the women she has met at church.  These women become her family, and then she feels better about being in America.

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