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Author Event with Janie Chang

Author Event with Janie Chang

Mary J. Benson Branch

Author Event with Janie Chang

Wednesday July 8 at 7 pm on Facebook Live @PortHopeLibrary

Author Janie Chang (Three souls, Dragon Springs Road) chats with moderator Fiona Crangle about her newest novel The Library of Legends a Facebook Live event on July 8. Details about how to join the conversation will be posted soon. Join the Library and our other partners, Furby House Books and Let's Talk Books, in thanking HarperCollins Canada for this program. Copies of the author's books can be purchased at the bookstores.

The Library of Legends

China, 1937. When Japanese bombs start falling on the city of Nanking, Lian is cut off from her home and must evacuate with her university. Students, professors, and staff become refugees as they embark on a thousand-mile journey on foot. They bring personal belongings, books, lab equipment, kitchenware, and most precious of all - the Library of Legends, the only existing copy of a 500-year old collection of myths and folklore. Shared hardships draw Lian closer to her classmates, forging new friendships and possibly a romance. But a family secret makes her vulnerable to political machinations and Lian is forced to turn away from her friends, especially after a student is found murdered. 

"“A book that draws inspiration from both Chinese legend and history and that weaves a wholly original tale of characters both mythical and mortal … By bringing together the historic with the fantastical, Chang deftly shows the importance of stories, the power they carry with them, and why they are always worth protecting.” -- Book of the Month Club