A Night with Author Gish Jen at the Belmont Public Library



The Library is pleased to announce A Night with Author Gish Jen. Known for exploring the multicultural experience in novels like Typical American and Mona in the Promised Land, best-selling author Gish Jen turns to nonfiction to clarify how differently Easterners and Westerners regard the concepts of self and society, and what that means for education, politics, business, and art in an ever closer world.

Q & A session and book signing to follow the talk. Books for sale by Belmont Books.

Co-sponsored by Belmont Against Racism, Council on Aging, Friends of the Belmont Public Library, Human Rights Commission, and Belmont Books.

This program made possible by the Friends Of The Belmont Public Library. Click here to learn to join the friends or renew your membership. 

Event date: 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Event address: 

336 Concord Ave
Belmont, MA 02478
The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101972069
Availability: Available Now
Published: Vintage - January 16th, 2018

As East and West become more and more entwined, we also continue to baffle one another. What's more important--self-sacrifice or self-definition? Do we ultimately answer to something larger than ourselves--a family, a religion, a troop? Or is our mantra "To thine own self be true"?