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Date:
May 11, 2021
Time:
7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Location:
Webinar
Address:
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Email:
Cost:
Free
Book cover image from "Waiting" by Ha Jin
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Fiction Book Group: Waiting

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

The Chicago Tribune calls Ha Jin's award-winning work of historical fiction "a simple love story that transcends cultural barriers.”

This month we discuss Ha Jin’s best seller, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the National Book Award.

The tale follows the life of Lin Kong, a dedicated doctor torn by his love for two women: one who belongs to the New China of the Cultural Revolution, the other to the ancient traditions of his family’s village.

About Ha Jin
Ha Jin left his native China in 1985 to attend Brandeis University. He is the author of eight novels, four story collections, four volumes of poetry, and a book of essays. He has received the National Book Award, two PEN/Faulkner Awards, the PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award, the Asian American Literary Award, and the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. In 2014 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in the Boston area and is a professor at the creative writing program at Boston University.

The Fiction Book Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month.