Wednesday, June 11, 2008
The Seniors Book Club will continue to meet over the summer months. Our selection for July 9th is Peony in Love by Lisa See. Our summer meetings will be held in the Library's Training Room on the second floor at 2:00 pm. See you there!
More about Peony in Love...
“I finally understand what the poets have written. In spring, moved to passion; in autumn only regret.”
For young Peony, betrothed to a suitor she has never met, these lyrics from The Peony Pavilion mirror her own longings. In the garden of the Chen Family Villa, amid the scent of ginger, green tea, and jasmine, a small theatrical troupe is performing scenes from this epic opera, a live spectacle few females have ever seen. Like the heroine in the drama, Peony is the cloistered daughter of a wealthy family, trapped like a good-luck cricket in a bamboo-and-lacquer cage. Though raised to be obedient, Peony has dreams of her own.
So begins Peony’s unforgettable journey of love and destiny, desire and sorrow–as Lisa See’s haunting new novel, based on actual historical events, takes readers back to seventeenth-century China.
More information about Lisa See and her novel "Peony in Love" can be found on the author's website: http://www.lisasee.com/