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Eastwind (virtual) Book Club
May 30, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT
Join Eastwind’s (virtual) Book Club! This month, we are celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with C Pam Zhang’s debut novel, How Much of These Hills is Gold.
We will be holding discussions on our Facebook group throughout the month. Our Live Book Club Zoom Discussion is on Saturday, May 30th at 2pm. Register to receive the meeting link!
RSVP here: https://howmuchofthesehills.eventbrite.com
Book Club members can use coupon code GOLD10 for a 10% discount at www.asiabookcenter.com
Buy the Book: http://www.asiabookcenter.com/store/p2062/How_Much_of_These_Hills_Is_Gold_%28Hardcover%29.html
Join our Facebook group: www.tinyurl.com/ewclub
This event is co-sponsored by Eastwind Books of Berkeley, OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates Bay Area Chapters, and Asian Pacific American Student Development (APASD).
About the book:
An electric debut novel set against the twilight of the American gold rush, two siblings are on the run in an unforgiving landscape–trying not just to survive but to find a home. Ba dies in the night; Ma is already gone. Newly orphaned children of immigrants, Lucy and Sam are suddenly alone in a land that refutes their existence. Fleeing the threats of their western mining town, they set off to bury their father in the only way that will set them free from their past. Along the way, they encounter giant buffalo bones and the specters of a ravaged landscape, as well as family secrets, sibling rivalry, and glimpses of a different kind of future.
Both epic and intimate, blending Chinese symbolism and re-imagined history with fiercely original language and storytelling, How Much of These Hills Is Gold is a haunting adventure story, an unforgettable sibling story, and the announcement of a stunning new voice in literature.
About the author:
Born in Beijing but mostly an artifact of the United States, C Pam Zhang has lived in thirteen cities across four countries and is still looking for home. She’s been awarded support from Tin House, Bread Loaf, Aspen Words and elsewhere, and currently lives in San Francisco.