Adult Book Club Meeting

Description: The Manchester Public Library on 586 Main Street will have its May meeting of their adult book club on Monday May 20, 2019 at 7 p.m. This month’s selection is A Hundred Flowers by Gail Tsukiyama.
China, 1957. Chairman Mao has declared a new openness in society: “Let a hundred flowers bloom; let a hundred schools of thought contend.” Many intellectuals fear it is only a trick, and Kai Ying’s husband, Sheng, a teacher, has promised not to jeopardize their safety or that of their young son, Tao. But one July morning, just before his sixth birthday, Tao watches helplessly as Sheng is dragged away for writing a letter criticizing the Communist Party and sent to a labor camp for “reeducation.”
A year later, still missing his father desperately, Tao climbs to the top of the hundred-year-old kapok tree in front of their home, wanting to see the mountain peaks in the distance. But Tao slips and tumbles thirty feet to the courtyard below, badly breaking his leg.
As Kai Ying struggles to hold her small family together in the face of this shattering reminder of her husband’s absence, other members of the household must face their own guilty secrets and strive to find peace in a world where the old sense of order is falling. Once again, Tsukiyama brings us a powerfully moving story of ordinary people facing extraordinary circumstances with grace and courage. (From www.goodreads.com)
No registration required for this free book discussion event. Copies of the book are available for check out at either the main library or at Whiton Branch Library, 100 N Main Street. For more information, please call Jenn Bartlett at 860-645-0821 or visit the library website at http://library.townofmanchester.org
Location: Mary Cheney Library 586 Main St
URL: http://library.townofmanchester.org
Date: Monday, May 20, 2019
Time: 7:00pm EDT
Priority: 5-Medium
Access: Public
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Updated: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 1:04pm EDT