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Book Talk at San Francisco Public Library

  • San Francisco Main Library 100 Larkin St San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States (map)

Bellwether Prize finalist Living Treasures portrays the crusade of Gu Bao, a law student who falls in love with a handsome, young soldier during the tumultuous Tiananmen Square protest in 1989. She risks her own life to prevent a full term abortion and saves a panda cub along the way.

San Francisco Book Review says, “Living Treasures is endearing, extraordinarily moving, and its timely message about life makes it a must read for young and old readers alike.

Forward Reviews selects Living Treasures as one of the Top Ten Historical Novels of Fall 2014.

Author Yang Huang ( , also an IT engineer at UC Berkeley, will discuss her inspiration for the novel and how she overcomes difficulty to write in English, a second language. Followed by book signing. The program is to be conducted in English and Chinese.

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  黃洋的小說 Living Treasures 《國寶》發生在 1989年, 18歲的大學生顧寶沒有參與驚天動地的學生運動, 她懷了軍人男友的孩子並被安排墮了胎.  為了保護一位偶遇的超生媽媽, 她挺身而出, 阻撓計劃生育工作隊, 卻讓自己陷入困境.  小說觸及了學生運動, 計劃生育, 以及國寶熊貓.

        《國寶》深穫多方好評,  被 Forward Reviews 選為2014十大最佳歷史小說之一.

       KTSF 26台《今夜有話要說》主持人鄭家瑜說:“我讀《國寶》, 欲罷不能,  廹不急待知道結局.   顧寶在令人心碎的經歷之後, 愛情給她帶來了新生希望.  這是我今年讀到的最好的小說.”

     作家黃洋, 中國出生, 是柏克萊加州大學的工程師。會中除了介紹書,並與大眾分享她如何克服困難用英文創作. 以及如何在創作過程中吸取書中主人翁的力量和智慧,會後簽書. 黃洋的網站

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Earlier Event: November 25
World Journal Interview