Friends of the Library Book Discussion - World and Town by Gish Jen
World and Town
by Gish Jen
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
2121 Euclid Avenue
Rhodes Tower, room 503 (in the Michael Schwartz Library)
Free and open to the general public
Join the Friends of the Library on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. in the Michael Schwartz Library, RT 503 to discuss World and Town by novelist and short story writer Gish Gen. Glenda Thornton, Director of the Michael Schwartz Library, CSU, will lead the book discussion.
From the much-loved author of Who's Irish? and The Love Wife, a world-sized novel set in a small New England Town. Hattie Kong--the spirited offspring of a descendant of Confucius and an American missionary to China--has, in her fiftieth year of living in the United States, lost both her husband and her best friend to cancer. It is an utterly devastating loss, of course, and also heartbreakingly absurd: a little, she thinks, "like having twins. She got to book the same church with the same pianist for both funerals and did think she should have gotten some sort of twofer from the crematorium." Moving, humorous, compassionate, and expansive, World and Town is as rich in character as it is brilliantly evocative of its time and place.
To reserve a seat or for more information call 216-875-9734.