|Wild Swans by Jung Chang|
For its September selection, the Augusta Library Book Group read Wild Swans by Jung Chang, the story of three generations of Chinese women. The general consensus was that at over 500 pages of small, dense print, this was NOT a book to be undertaken lightly; one member said reading it was like cracking open a textbook.
The dedicated members who made it through the book, though, generally agreed that it was well worth the effort. They described it as being well-written, thought-provoking, and a source of new insights about Chinese culture and history.
Readers interested in China, women's history, or both--and who have a lot of time on their hands--might want to check out Wild Swans. The following link leads directly to the MORE system's listings for the book:
The Book Group meets at the Augusta Public Library every second Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. The October selection is Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin; copies are available at the front desk.