Tuesday, October 7, 2008

This Week at UCI's Cross-Cultural Center

Two distinguished authors will speak at UCI's Cross Cultural Center on Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 1:30pm.

Wednesday October 8 at Noon

David Mura, acclaimed memoirist, poet, and playwright will be speaking about his new book, "Famous Suicides of the Japanese Empire."

A novel about mysteries, a father's suicide, a missing brilliant astrophysicist brother and a mother whose secrets died with her. The protagonist of this story finds his personal history entwined with WW II Japanese-American internment camps, the "No-No Boys", who refused to sign government loyalty oaths, draft resisters, and decorated veterans.

Thursday, October 9 at Noon
First time novelist Wendy Lee speaks on her premier novel, "Happy Family," a story about a young Chinese immigrant nanny's entry into what appears to be a "happy" family, international adoption, love, and loss.

Publisher's Weekly calls "Happy Family": "heartfelt...
Booklist calls it: "Rich and multilayered...explores
what it means to be a part of something, whether it's a family or a
culture...A truly memorable first outing."

All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For more information,
please call 824-3345.

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