Add this Event to Calendar 05/12/2021 12:00 PM 05/12/2021 01:00 PM Virtual Brown Bag Book Club

This month's selection is Little Gods by Meng Jin. The Virtual Brown Bag Book Club meeting will be held via Zoom, 12:00-1:00 p.m. on May 12th, the second Wednesday of the month. The virtual meeting room will open at 11:50 a.m. for anyone who would like to arrive early and get settled with audio and video up and running.

This virtual meeting is open to new members and guests, but advance registration is required by 7pm on Tuesday, May 11th. The Zoom invite will be mailed only to registered participants one day before the meeting date.

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"Jin's stunning debut follows 17-year-old Liya on her journey to China with the ashes of her recently deceased mother, a mysterious and mercurial woman whom Liya both loved and resented. Su Lan, her mother, was a former physicist from China who died in America, where she had lived and worked for nearly two decades. Intertwined with Liya's grief-stricken quest is the voice of Zhu Wen, Su Lan's former neighbor in Shanghai, whose memory of Su Lan as a beautiful, charismatic, and fiercely brilliant physics student in a happy marriage to a handsome doctor does not square with the woman Liya knows. The third narrative strand belongs to Yongzong, Su Lan's husband and Liya's father, who has long lost touch with Su Lan and has never known Liya. Liya arrives in China with only her mother's last known address, in Shanghai, where Su Lan had once lived with Yongzong. On first meeting Zhu Wen there, Liya realizes just how little she knew about her mother. 

Artfully composed and emotionally searing, Jin's debut about lost girls, bottomless ambition, and the myriad ways family members can hurt and betray one another is gripping from beginning to end." -- Publishers Weekly

The monthly selection is available as a downloadable e-book in the library's Hoopla collection: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12456861You must have a Thayer Public Library card to access the Thayer Public Library's Hoopla collection, but if you have a library card from a different library that offers Hoopla, you can also find it in your library's Hoopla collection. Hoopla has no holds, no waiting, so you will be able to borrow the book right away. Copies of the print edition in regular and large-print will be available at the library one month ahead of the meeting. 

Please check our current hours before visiting the library, and email Laurie at lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov if you are having trouble borrowing a copy of the book.


Contact: Laurie Cavanaugh 781-848-0405 x4430 lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov
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