For playing Mahjong
For people who wanted to learn English
In San Francisco
They were from a different mother.
They were left in China.
They were killed when they were young.
They were raised by relatives.
Make reservations for the Joy Luck club to go to a nice restaurant
Invest in shares of Smith International
Buy a plane ticket Hong Kong
Help pay for college tuition
Being hit for speaking disrespectfully to her auntie
Falling off her bike
Being burned by hot soup
Fighting with her brother
There would be a black mark on Tyan-yu's back.
The servant would confess to relighting the candle.
Lindo's teeth would fall out.
The servant girl of noble blood would be pregnant.
They were too warm for the sunny day
They were wet from the rain
They were muddy from chasing dragonflies
They were covered in blood and feathers from cooking
To not have to wear the heavy clothing
To be found
To see her family
To go to America
A chess game
A deck of cards