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From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers—featuring cover art by Jessica Hische

It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the alphabet. In a design collaboration between Jessica Hische and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, the series features unique cover art by Hische, a superstar in the world of type design and illustration, whose work has appeared everywhere from Tiffany & Co. to Wes Anderson's recent film Moonrise Kingdom to Penguin's own bestsellers Committed and Rules of Civility. With exclusive designs that have never before appeared on Hische's hugely popular Daily Drop Cap blog, the Penguin Drop Caps series debuted with an 'A' for Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, a 'B' for Charlotte Brönte's Jane Eyre, and a 'C' for Willa Cather's My Ántonia. It continues with more perennial classics, perfect to give as elegant gifts or to showcase on your own shelves.

T is for Tan. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk. United in shared unspeakable loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. With wit and sensitivity, Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful, often tender, and always deep connection between these four women and their American-born daughters. As each woman reveals her secrets, trying to unravel the truth about her life, the strings become more tangled, more entwined.
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published on March 22, 1989 by G.P. Putnam's Sons
ISBN-10: 0399134204
ISBN-13: 9780399134203
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  • candyw
    candywTuesday, May 24, 2016 at 6:28 am33 stars
    This book is about Chinese mothers and their four American-born daughters. The novel is divided into four major sections, with two sections focusing on the stories of the mothers and two sections on the stories of the daughters. In the novel, includes many Chinese tradition. For example, the red candle. I could related Chinese mother with my grandma, because the Chinese mothers they believed the Chinese tradition is important than the life, such as give birth to boys are better than girls. I like this book when it talked about the Chinese tradition.