Charlotte Resource Center Book Group

Join the Charlotte Resource Center Book Group Thursday, May 25th at 10:30 in the resource center to discuss the east-west culture gap as it is depicted in the novel The Love Wife by Gish Jen. In the novel, Chinese- American Carnegie Wong and his American wife (nicknamed “Blondie” by Carnegie’s disapproving Chinese mother) try to balance busy careers with the demands of parenting two adopted teenaged daughters and one baby son. Then, when Carnegie’s mainland Chinese relative Lan Lan arrives to help as nanny, we get a humorous, poignant and surprising story about this particular extended family as well as about how contrasting cultural expectations and experiences challenge identity.

Discussion Questions to be posted closer to the date at http://resourcecenter.upsem.edu/.