Author Visit: Catherine Chung

Debut author, Catherine Chung will join us to discuss and sign her highly praised novel, Forgotten Country (our November 2012 Afternoon Book Club Selection) on Friday, December 7 at 2 PM in Syosset Public Library’s Theater.

Forgotten Country received ***Starred Reviews*** from Booklist, Publishers Weekly and Kirkus.

From Booklist: “…This elegantly written, stunningly powerful, simply masterful first novel should earn Chung many fans, especially among those who enjoy Amy Tan, Eugenia Kim, Lisa See, and Chang-Rae Lee.”

From Publishers Weekly: “…Beautiful debut novel …Woven with tender reflections, sharp renderings of isolation, and beautiful prose, the story traces Janie’s and Hannah’s Midwestern upbringing.”

From Kirkus: “A young woman struggles to understand her sometimes-competing roles as daughter, sister, scholar and Korean American in Chung’s darkly luminous debut…”

Copies of the book will be sold by the Friends of the Library at the event.   For more information on Catherine Chung, visit the author’s official website.  Or connect with the author on her Facebook or Twitter page.

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

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