Placentia Library Book Discussion: China Dolls

Sep 02, 2014

Placentia, CA- Join us for a lively discussion of China Dolls by bestselling author Lisa See.

It’s 1938 in San Francisco: a world’s fair is preparing to open on Treasure Island, a war is brewing overseas, and the city is alive with possibilities. Grace, Helen, and Ruby, three young women from very different backgrounds, meet by chance at the exclusive and glamorous Forbidden City nightclub. Grace Lee, an American-born Chinese girl, has fled the Midwest with nothing but heartache, talent, and a pair of dancing shoes. Helen Fong lives with her extended family in Chinatown, where her traditional parents insist that she guard her reputation like a piece of jade. The stunning Ruby Tom challenges the boundaries of convention at every turn with her defiant attitude and no-holds-barred ambition.

The girls become fast friends, relying on one another through unexpected challenges and shifting fortunes. When their dark secrets are exposed and the invisible thread of fate binds them even tighter, they find the strength and resilience to reach for their dreams. But after the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, paranoia and suspicion threaten to destroy their lives and a shocking act of betrayal changes everything.

Each month, our Book Discussions focus on notable titles in a friendly lunchtime setting. The discussions are open to all readers, and the Library will provide extra copies of the selected titles for checkout prior to the discussion. Join other readers; bring your lunch and we will provide the dessert. This program is sponsored by the Placentia Library Friends Foundation. For more information, please call (714) 528-1906, ext. 209.

 

When:

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.

 

Where:

Placentia Library
History Room
411 East Chapman Avenue
Placentia, CA 92870

 

Information:

714-528-1906, ext. 209
reference@placentialibrary.org
www.placentialibrary.org

 

Cost:

FREE!