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Janie Chang

  • Kepler's 1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA, 94025 United States (map)

Join us to celebrate the launch of award-winning author Janie Chang's new novel, Dragon Springs Road. Set in 20th Century Shanghai, Dragon Springs Road is the heartbreaking story of Jialing, a seven-year-old girl abandoned at the doorstep of a once-lavish estate. Growing-up an orphan and an outsider amidst a fallen family's crumbling wealth, Jialing is consumed by a friendship both toxic and essential to her survival.

Janie grew up listening to stories about ancestors who encountered dragons, ghosts, and  immortals, and about life in a small Chinese town in the years before the Second World War. She is a graduate of The Writers Studio at Simon Fraser University. Her first novel, Three Souls, was short-listed for the BC Book Prizes Fiction award and nominated for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

Born in Taiwan, Janie has lived in the Philippines, Iran, Thailand, and New Zealand.  She now lives in beautiful Vancouver, Canada.

Earlier Event: January 9
Spanish Literary Discussion Group