Searching for Bubbe Fischer is a unique combination of memoir and manual. It begins with the true story of a novice player yearning for mastery of the game, and her quest to find the ultimate mentor. The wisdom that she found along the way is the focus of the second half of the book: instructions and tips for every level of mah jongg player, from novice to expert.

“Karen’s writing is sharp, focused, witty, and insightful…There is no other Mah Jongg book like this out there and I know every Mah Jongg player – young, old, new, or experienced – will see her/himself in Karen’s words.”–Ann Israel, author of Mah Jongg: The Art of the Game