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A River of Stars: A Novel (Ballantine Books) Author Vanessa Hua in conversation with Beth Nguyen

Mechanics' Institute Library & Chess Room

Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 12:30 PM (PDT)

A River of Stars: A Novel (Ballantine Books) Author...

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Holed up with other mothers-to-be in a secret maternity home in Los Angeles, Scarlett Chen is far from her native China. When a new sonogram of Scarlett’s baby reveals the unexpected, she panics, and escapes by hijacking a van and fleeing to San Francisco’s bustling Chinatown. A River of Stars is a vivid examination of home and belonging, and a moving portrayal of a woman determined to build her own future.

 

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Vanessa Hua
, a columnist at the San Francisco Chronicle, is author of Deceit and Other Possibilities. She received an Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award, a Steinbeck Fellowship in Creative Writing, and the San Francisco Foundation's James D. Phelan Award for fiction. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, FRONTLINE/World, PRI's The World, The Atlantic, ZYZZYVA, Guernica, and elsewhere. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and twins.

 

Beth Nguyen is the program director of the MFA writing program at the University of San Francisco. She Her books include her memoir,Stealing Buddha's Dinner, winner of the PEN/Jerard Award, the novel Short Girls, winner of an American Book Award, and the novel Pioneer Girl. Coeditor of the anthologies Contemporary Creative Nonfiction: I & Eye and 30/30: Thirty American Stories from the Last Thirty Years.

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Mechanics' Institute - 4th Floor Meeting Room
57 Post St
San Francisco, CA 94104

Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 12:30 PM (PDT)


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Mechanics' Institute Library & Chess Room

The Mechanics' Institute Library and Chess Room is an historic membership library, cultural event center, and chess club located in the Financial District of San Francisco, California at 57 Post Street. Founded in 1854 to serve the vocational needs of out-of-work gold miners, the Institute today is a favorite of avid readers, writers, downtown employees, students, film lovers, chess players, and the 21st century nomadic worker who needs a quiet place to plug in a laptop and do research.

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