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Meet Lisa See
|C. Burr Artz Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD.
|Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Join us at C. Burr Artz Library as we welcome New York Times bestselling author Lisa See to Frederick for the release of Lady Tan’s Circle of Women! Lisa will discuss her thrilling new historical fiction novel, answer questions, and sign books. Books will be available to purchase at the event or you can preorder a copy here.
This event is free and open to the public. Please submit interpreter requests here. Presented in partnership with Frederick County Public Libraries.
About the book: According to Confucius, “an educated woman is a worthless woman,” but Tan Yunxian—born into an elite family, yet haunted by death, separations, and loneliness—is being raised by her grandparents to be of use. Her grandmother is one of only a handful of female doctors in China, and she teaches Yunxian the pillars of Chinese medicine, the Four Examinations—looking, listening, touching, and asking—something a man can never do with a female patient.
How might a woman like Yunxian break free of these traditions, go on to treat women and girls from every level of society, and lead a life of such importance that many of her remedies are still used five centuries later? How might the power of friendship support or complicate these efforts? Lady Tan’s Circle of Women is a captivating story of women helping other women. It is also a triumphant reimagining of the life of a woman who was remarkable in the Ming dynasty and would be considered remarkable today.
About the author: Lisa See is the New York Times bestselling author of The Island of Sea Women, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Peony in Love, Shanghai Girls, China Dolls, and Dreams of Joy, which debuted at #1. She is also the author of On Gold Mountain, which tells the story of her Chinese American family’s settlement in Los Angeles. See was the recipient of the Golden Spike Award from the Chinese Historical Association of Southern California and the Historymaker’s Award from the Chinese American Museum. She was also named National Woman of the Year by the Organization of Chinese American Women.
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