White Chrysanthemum

Now meeting at both 11:00am and 5:30pm!

Join the Broad Street Readers for a discussion of White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht, the story of sisters separated by WWII in Korea.  Suspenseful, hopeful, and ultimately redemptive, White Chrysanthemum tells a story of two sisters whose love for each other is strong enough to triumph over the grim evils of war.

Praise for White Chrysanthemum:

“This moving and redemptive debut is a heart-breaker. It shines a light on the less explored aspects of wars….Absorbing and hypnotic.”—The Washington Book Review

“A debut novel about the Korean ‘comfort women’ prostituted by Japanese soldiers in World War II—and the strong bond between two sisters separated by the conflict….The book’s author, an American of Korean descent, writes well—the passages describing the sisters’ early lives are quite lyrical—and she’s adept at weaving in historical material about Korea and its fraught relationship with Japan.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Bracht’s story manages to educate and entertain in equal measure without reading as a sermon. A triumph of humanity, White Chrysanthemum will seize you, keeping you held long after you’ve finished the final page.”—Dumpling Magazine

 

The Broad St. Readers is a club for adults age 55 and up. New members
are always encouraged! Join fellow readers for an engaging and
thoughtful discussion on April 23rd at 11:00am or 5:30pm at the Salem Community Life Center at 401 Bridge St.
Please call and check in with Rosanna at (978) 744-0924.
Books are available at the Main Desk in the Salem Public Library. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email hviding@noblenet.org or call the library at (978)744-0860.

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