In 1949, four Chinese women--drawn together by the shadow of their past--begin meeting in San Francisco to play mah jong, invest in stocks and "say" stories. They call their gathering the Joy Luck Club--and forge a relationship that binds them for more than three decades. A celebrated novel in the tradition of Alice Adams and Margaret Atwood from the bestselling author of The Kitchen God's Wife.
Chinese Americans -- Fiction.
Female friendship -- Fiction.
Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Mothers -- Death -- Fiction.
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
Mothers and daughters -- United States -- Fiction.
Reminiscing in old age -- Fiction.
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Fiction.
Women -- Societies and clubs -- Fiction.