In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, meet weekly to play mahjong and tell stories of what they left behind in China. United in loss and new hope for their daughters’ futures, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Their daughters, who have never heard these stories.
Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club
“Then you must teach my daughter this same lesson. How to lose your innocence but not your hope. How to laugh forever.”