An Evening With Bestselling Author Lisa See (Virtual)
Wednesday, July 12, 7-8pm Eastern via Zoom
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Join New York Times bestselling author Lisa See as she talks about her new book Lady Tan’s Circle of Women, a captivating story of women helping other women.
See’s latest historical novel was inspired by the true story of a woman physician from 15th-century China and is a triumphant reimagining of the life of a woman who was remarkable in the Ming dynasty and would be considered remarkable today.
This program is hosted by the Burlington Public Library and 49 other area libraries - thanks for joining us!
Advanced registration is required for this Zoom event. Register for the online event with Lisa See here Please note that program start time is 7pm Eastern Time.
More about Lady Tan's Circle of Women:
According to Confucius, “an educated woman is a worthless woman,” but Tan Yunxian—born into an elite family - is being raised by her grandparents to be of use.
From a young age, Yunxian learns about women’s illnesses, many of which relate to childbearing, alongside a young midwife-in-training, Meiling. The two girls find fast friendship and they vow to be forever friends. But when Yunxian is sent into an arranged marriage, her mother-in-law forbids her from seeing Meiling and from helping the women and girls in the household. Yunxian is to act like a proper wife - embroider bound-foot slippers, pluck instruments, recite poetry, give birth to sons, and stay forever within the walls of the family compound.
How might a woman like Yunxian break free of these traditions and lead a life of such importance that many of her remedies are still used five centuries later? Lady Tan’s Circle of Women is a captivating story of women helping other women.
Lady Tan's Circle of Women will be published June 6, 2023. We will advise when your book is ready for pick-up at the Concord Bookshop (or when it has shipped, if you have selected our Media Mail option).
Should you prefer to listen to the audiobook - narrated by Jennifer Lim and Justin Chien - you may purchase the digital audiobook via this link at libro.fm