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Book Club Meeting: Beautiful Country: A Memoir by Qian Julie Wang (In-person & Zoom)

Monday, July 11, 2022 12 Tammuz 5782

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

The July meeting will be on Monday, July 11 at 10:30am in person at the Temple and also via Zoom. We will discuss BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY: A MEMOIR by Qian Julie Wang:

In Chinese, the word for America, Mei Guo, translates directly to “beautiful country.” Yet when seven-year-old Qian arrives in New York City in 1994 full of curiosity, she is overwhelmed by crushing fear and scarcity. In China, Qian’s parents were professors; in America, her family is “illegal” and it will require all the determination and small joys they can muster to survive. Inhabiting her childhood perspective with exquisite lyric clarity and unforgettable charm and strength, Qian Julie Wang has penned an essential American story about a family fracturing under the weight of invisibility, and a girl coming of age in the shadows, who never stops seeking the light.

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