Adults' Library, Thinkspace
Thursday, May 30
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Complimentary refreshments will be served
Book Club will be on hiatus during summer and festive season
Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien
The story starts with Ai-Ming, a Chinese refugee fleeing from the post-Tiananmen Square crackdown. Ai-Ming was welcomed into Marie’s household by her mother who lives in Vancouver, Canada. She tells Marie the story of her family in China, from the crowded teahouses in the first days of Chairman Mao’s ascent to the Shanghai Conservatory in the 1960s and the events leading to the Beijing demonstrations of 1989. It is a story of revolutionary idealism, music, and silence, in which three musicians - the shy and brilliant composer Sparrow, the violin prodigy Zhuli, and the enigmatic pianist Kai - struggle during China’s relentless Cultural Revolution to remain loyal to one another and to the music they have devoted their lives to. As the stories continue, Marie discovers her connection to Ai-Ming’s stories.
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Event date: Thu-May-30-2019 9:00 pm
Event End Date: Thu-May-30-2019 11:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited