Spring 2012 One Book One Chicago: “Gold Boy, Emerald Girl” by Yiyun Li
The Chicago Public Library’s awesome One Book One Chicago program announced their Spring 2012 selection moments ago — “Gold Boy, Emerald Girl” by Yiyun Li.
From Mayor Emanuel’s welcome letter –
Gold Boy, Emerald Girl includes nine expertly written short stories set in modern China. Through Yiyun Li’s unforgettable characters, we learn about a country and a people who are not so different from us. Li’s stories—whether about a young girl navigating life in the army or a group of widows who start a private investigation agency—offer a rich and varied portrait of China, and will resonate with Chicago’s readers.
Of course, to go along with this announcement, there’s also a complete list of events. In addition to the usual discussion group, there are also a few special events – such as a walking tour of Chinatown, events at the Chinese-American Museum, film screenings, and an evening of Chinese music. The author herself will also be on hand for a lecture at Harold Washington Library on 4/19.
I’m always excited when 1B1C announces their new selection, and look forward to reading this one – as well as attending some events.
(I think it’s time my son visits Chinatown, don’t you?)
Visit the Chicago Public Libraries to check out the book, or – if you’re planning to purchase it – remember to Shop Indie. 🙂