Lorenzo Virtual Book Club featuring Janie Chang-SJ

Event Date(s):
September 23, 2020
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Saint John
Saint John

Event Details:

The first Lorenzo Virtual Book Club will feature bestselling author Janie Chang discussing her recent book, The Library of Legends.

China, 1937. When Japanese bombs begin falling on the city of Nanking, 19-year-old Hu Lian and a convoy of students, faculty and staff at Minghua University are ordered to flee. They must walk 1,000 miles to the safety and have been entrusted with a priceless treasure: a 500-year-old collection of myths and folklore known as the Library of Legends.

Janie Chang writes historical fiction with a personal connection, drawing from a family history with 36 generations of recorded genealogy. Her first novel, Three Souls, was a finalist for the 2014 BC Book Prizes Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and her second novel, Dragon Springs Road, was a Globe and Mail national bestseller. Both were nominated for the International Dublin Literary Award. Her third book, The Library of Legends, released in May 2020, is a Globe and Mail national bestseller.

SPOILER ALERT:  The discussion assumes that every participant has read the book.  If you have not read it, or have not finished it, please be prepared to hear plot twists and perhaps the ending.  

The Lorenzo Reading Series acknowledges the support of Canada Council for the Arts, the League of Canadian Poets, UNB Saint John, UNB Saint John Bookstore, and its private reading sponsors.  



Building: Virtual


Andrea Kikuchi
1 506 648 5782