publication date: Saturday, November 13, 2004 (part of Round XXIV)
clue: You'll need all the joy luck you can get to recognize this Californian author.
explanation: Tan was born and spent most of her life in California. Her most famous book was The Joy Luck Club. more…
solved by: Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Amy Austin, Erik Bates, Mike Eberhart, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Lori Lancaster, Aaron Fischer, Mihai Rusu, Jackie Mason, Todd Brotsch, E. M., Christine Marie Doiron, Anna Gregoline, Nadine Russell, Anthony Lewis, Phyllis Persun, Brad Htnck, Dave Stoppenhagen, John Pierpoint, Elizabeth Chesher, Kevin Laudadio, Deirdre DeLay, Alex Friedman, and Sarah Fonville
player landmarks: This was the first goo solved by Sarah Fonville.