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Hidden in the Stacks Book Group @ Central

Hidden in the Stacks Book Group @ Central

This month the Hidden in the Stacks Book Group will read and discuss The Many Daughters of Afong Moy by Jamie Ford

"From the New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet comes a powerful novel about the love that binds one family of women across generations. Dorothy Moy breaks her own heart for a living. As Seattle's former poet laureate, that's how she describes channeling her dissociative episodes and mental breakdowns into her art. But when her five-year-old daughter, Annabel, exhibits the same behavior and begins remembering things and events she has never experienced, Dorothy believes the past has truly come to haunt the present. If she doesn't take radical steps, her daughter will be doomed to face the same debilitating depression that has marked her life. Through epigenetic therapy-an experimental treatment designed to mitigate inherited trauma-Dorothy intimately connects with the past generations of women in her family: Faye Moy, a nurse in Burma serving with the Flying Tigers; Afong Moy, the first Chinese woman to set foot in America; Zoe Moy, a student in England at a famous school with no rules; Lai King Moy, a girl quarantined in San Francisco during a plague epidemic; and Greta Moy, a tech executive with a unique dating app. Through reliving their painful stories, Dorothy comes to understand the true cost of inherited pain. As the past bleeds into the present, Dorothy discovers that trauma isn't the only thing she's inherited." -- from the publisher

Free and open to the public. Space is limited. Registration is required. To register click the button below or contact the library for assistance. Copies of the book will be available to pick up at the Circulation Desk of the Central Library.

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Date:
Tuesday, July 16, 2024
Time:
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Contact:
Robin Nyzio; 401-943-9080 x3; rnyzio@cranstonlibrary.org
Location:
C-Lab
Branch:
Central Library
Audience:
  Adults  
Categories:
  Book & Movie Groups  

Register for this event using the form below. There are 12 seats available.