Four Chinese women, drawn together by the shadow of their past, meet in San Francisco to play mah jong, invest in stocks, eat dim sum, and to "say" stories to each other. Nearly 40 years later, one of the women has died, and her daughter arrives to take her place. However, the daughter never expected to learn of her mother's secret lifelong wish - and the tragic way in which it has come true. The revelation creates among the women an urgent need to remember the past.
"Joy Luck - abridged"
Winnie and Helen have kept each other's worst secrets for more than 50 years. Now, because she believes she is dying, Helen wants to expose all that has been concealed, when she decides to celebrate the Chinese New Year by unburdening herself of everybody's hidden truths - her own and Winnie's, as well as the dreadful news that Winnie's daughter, Pearl, has been keeping from her mother.
"Narrator valley girl???"
With the same sassy tone that made Skinny Bitch laugh-out-loud funny, in Skinny Bitch: Bun in the Oven, Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin give expectant moms the information they need to :use their heads" and have a healthy pregnancy and baby.
"AKA How to be a Vegan"