Needham Connects Book Club- Thank You, Mr. Nixon
Monday, October 37:00—8:30 PMOnlineNeedham Free Public Library1139 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA, 02494
**Please note that the date for this event has changed and will now take place on Monday, October 3rd at 7 PM on Zoom.**
Join Needham Connects... Building Empathy Through Books and Conversation to discuss our ONE Community Read, Thank You, Mr. Nixon by Gish Jen! New members always welcome! We are reading Thank You, Mr. Nixon as a participating library for the Metrowest Readers Fest!
"Beginning with a cheery letter penned by a Chinese girl in heaven to “poor Mr. Nixon” in hell, Gish Jen embarks on a fictional journey through U.S.-China relations, capturing the excitement of a world on the brink of tectonic change.
Opal Chen reunites with her Chinese sisters after forty years; newly cosmopolitan Lulu Koo wonders why Americans “like to walk around in the woods with the mosquitoes”; Hong Kong parents go to extreme lengths to reestablish contact with their “number-one daughter” in New York; and Betty Koo, brought up on “no politics, just make money,” finds she must reassess her mother’s philosophy."
Thank You, Mr. Nixon is available in print, Large Print, and as an ebook & digital audiobook on Overdrive/Libby. Get a FREE copy to keep at the Needham Free Public Library (on display across from the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor, limited quantities available)!
October's meeting will be on a virtual program on Zoom. Registration required to receive the Zoom link.
Capacity: 87 of 100 spaces available.
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