The 2016 Everyone’s Reading selection is Shanghai Girls by Lisa See. Everyone’s Reading is a community wide reading program sponsored by metro Detroit public libraries in Oakland, Wayne and Macomb counties. Now in its fifteenth year, Everyone’s Reading promotes community dialogue through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book.
Book Beat will be providing books for two separate events with author Lisa See, both sponsored by the Baldwin Public Library.
The first event is Monday, April 11 at The Smith Theatre (Oakland Community College Orchard Ridge Campus- 27055 Orchard Lake Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48334) from 7:00pm-8:30pm. Starting Monday, February 15th, tickets are available to Baldwin Public Library cardholders at the Adult Services desk. Must have a Baldwin Library Card.
The second event is Tuesday, April 12 at Temple Beth El (7400 Telegraph Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301) from 7:00-8:30pm.
Author Lisa See will be speaking as well as signing copies of her many best-selling novels at both of these events.
If you are unable to make either event- for the first time- Everyone’s Reading is partnering with the Detroit Institute of Arts and its Art + Authors program, which will provide book discussions for Shanghai Girls on April 15 and 16. More information about Art + Authors may be found on the DIA’s website. The DIA is also hosting an appearance by Lisa See at the museum in the Family Room- Special Exhibitions South from 11:00am-12:00pm on Tuesday, April 12. The program is free with museum admission and free to residents of Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties, but tickets are limited. Pre-registration is required. To register, call the box office at 313-833-4005 or register online. See more at: http://www.dia.org/calendar/art-author.aspx?id=5528&iid=#sthash.WVLJ0ocD.dpuf
Lisa See is an American writer and novelist. Her books include On Gold Mountain: The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family (1995), a detailed account of See’s family history, and the novels Flower Net (1997), The Interior (1999), Dragon Bones (2003), Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2005), Peony in Love (2007) and Shanghai Girls (2009), which made it to the 2010 New York Times bestseller list. Both Shanghai Girls and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan received honorable mentions from the Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature.