Sunday, December 16, 2012

Jan 13, 2013: The Reeducation of Cherry Truong

Happy New Year 2013!

Let's start the year discussing the book "The Reeducation of Cherry Troung" by Aimee Phan - a novel based in the US and Vietnam.

Here's a Book Summary:
Cherry Truong’s older brother has been exiled to live with distant relatives in Vietnam. As Cherry journeys from Los Angeles to her family’s homeland to bring him back, she embarks on a quest to uncover the mysteries and lies in her family’s past—hidden loves, desperate choices, and lives torn apart by the march of war and currents of history.
Spanning three generations, The Reeducation of Cherry Truong tells the sweeping stories of the Truong and Vos families, their escape from Vietnam during the war, the forces that separated them, and the ties that bind them over three continents. Aimee Phan’s debut novel introduces readers to a fiercely defiant family who still yearn for reconciliation and redemption in each other’s hearts.

We'll be meeting at Cafe Sophie in the Castro neighbourhood on Sunday December 13 @ 2pm!

Books to read in 2013:
Feb 2013 - Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga (Zimbabwe)
Mar 2013 - Equal of the Sun - Anita Amirrezvanni (Iran)
Apr 2013 - Am American Radical - Susan Rosenberg

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