Free online tonight: The Strand Bookstore hosts a discussion of Tomorrow in Shanghai and Other Stories with author May-lee Chai, whose stories transport the reader to rural China, where a city doctor harvests organs to fund a wedding and a future for his family; on a vacation to France, where a white mother and her biracial daughter cannot escape their fraught relationship; inside the unexpected romance of two Chinese-American women living abroad in China; and finally, to a future Chinese colony on Mars. Chai's stories are essential reading for an increasingly globalized world. Wednesday, August 31, 7 PM EDT.
"A book holds a house of gold." ~Chinese proverb