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UNB Saint John introduces The Lorenzo Society’s Virtual Book Club Series

Author: UNB Newsroom

Posted on Sep 17, 2020

Category: UNB Saint John

Author Janie Chang

The first Lorenzo Virtual Book Club will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. (AST) and will feature bestselling author Janie Chang discussing her recent book, 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.

The Lorenzo Virtual Book Club will be a moderated discussion with 12-15 registrants. The conversation will take place on Microsoft Teams and will later be featured in a Facebook Watch party. Important to note is that the registrants can be individuals, book clubs, or groups of friends who have bubbled. Participants can be from Saint John, other communities in New Brunswick, other parts of Canada and beyond!

The Lorenzo Reading Series acknowledges the support of The League of Canadian Poets, the New Brunswick Literary Promotion Program, UNB Saint John, UNB Saint John Bookstore, and its private reading sponsors.

SPOILER ALERT: The discussion assumes that every participant has read the book prior to the event. Participants should be prepared to hear plot twists and, potentially, the ending.

For more information, contact lorenzo@unb.ca.

Photo credit: Janie Chang