BOOK CLUB MAY
May 24, 2023
GTW BOOK CLUB — PRIVATE RESIDENCE
WEDNESDAY MAY 24 | 630PM - 830PM
Members, join us for a VERY special edition of GTW Book Club this month as we invite the author of our book selection, Jenny Tinghui Zhang to join us!
If you'd like to meet the author and jump in on the conversation, please RSVP 'YES' to your calendar invite and reserve your ticket HERE (access code in your calendar invite)! *Your ticket fee will go directly to the honorarium and gift offered to the author for joining us.*
Book Club May Pick: Four Treasures of the Sky by Jenny Tinghui Zhang
At once a literary tour de force and a groundbreaking work of historical fiction, Four Treasures of the Sky announces Jenny Tinghui Zhang as an indelible new voice. Steeped in untold history and Chinese folklore, this novel is a spellbinding feat.
Book Summary: Daiyu never wanted to be like the tragic heroine for whom she was named, revered for her beauty and cursed with heartbreak. But when she is kidnapped and smuggled across an ocean from China to America, Daiyu must relinquish the home and future she imagined for herself. Over the years that follow, she is forced to keep reinventing herself to survive. From a calligraphy school, to a San Francisco brothel, to a shop tucked into the Idaho mountains, we follow Daiyu on a desperate quest to outrun the tragedy that chases her. As anti-Chinese sentiment sweeps across the country in a wave of unimaginable violence, Daiyu must draw on each of the selves she has been—including the ones she most wants to leave behind—in order to finally claim her own name and story.
What to Expect + Event Details:
- All GTW Members are welcomed and encouraged to join in on the conversation with fellow book lovers, no matter how much or little of the book you read! With the author in attendance, we highly encourage you to familiarize yourself with at least the summary of the novel.
- Stimulating conversation + connection facilitated by Book Club lead, Wendy Smith.
- Estimated amount of attendees: 15-18