True Story Book Group: Under Red Skies (Virtual, LFRR Event)

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This event is virtual and will take place on Zoom. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with connection info for joining the virtual event. Please hold on to the confirmation email. A few minutes before the event start time, please use the connection info in the email to join us.

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Explore critically acclaimed nonfiction books with us. Find out for yourself that sometimes fact truly is stranger than fiction.

This month's selection:
"Under Red Skies: Three Generations of Life, Loss, and Hope in China" by Karoline Kan

Book summary: Through the stories of three generations of her family, Karoline Kan, a former New York Times reporter based in Beijing, reveals how they navigated their way in a country beset by poverty and often-violent political unrest. As the Kans move from quiet villages to crowded towns and through the urban streets of Beijing in search of a better way of life, they are forced to confront the past and break the chains of tradition, especially those forced on women.

This virtual event is in conjunction with Lake Forest Reads: Ragdale, our One Book/One Community program featuring "Searching for Sylvie Lee" by Jean Kwok. For more details go to