CBC Radio Studio One Book Club: featuring Jen Sookfong Lee
The following is from CBC Radio's Sheila Peacock and the CBC Radio Studio One Bookclub website:
The CBC Radio Studio One Book Club
is pleased to present Jen
Sookfong Lee on Wednesday, May 2, 6:30 to 8
pm, at the CBC Broadcast Centre.
Her debut novel The End of East
has been garnering great reviews from across the country. It's an
evocative portrait of three generations living in Vancouver's
Chinatown, spanning most of the last century.
Sammy Chan was sure she’d escaped her family obligations
when she fled Vancouver six years ago, but with her sister’s
upcoming marriage, her turn has come to care for their
aging mother. Abandoned by all four of her older sisters,
jobless and stuck in a city she resents, Sammy finds
herself cobbling together a makeshift family history
and delving into stories that began in 1913, when her
grandfather, Seid Quan, then eighteen years old, first
stepped on Canadian soil.
opportunity to discuss the art of writing, and the struggles of young
writers, with one of Canada's newest literary stars!
The only way to get in, is to win!
For all the details and to enter online, go to www.cbc.ca/bc/bookclub .
check out these Links and reviews.
Sookfong Lee’s website
End of East is published by Knopf Canada
Faces of Fiction
“The End of East is just her start”
Jen Sookfong Lee profiled in 7 section of The Globe and Mail
March 22, 2007
“End of East chronicles immigrants' gamble”
The End of East reviewed in The Georgia Straight
March 22, 2007
The End of East reviewed in NOW Magazine
March 17, 2007
“Uprooted from Vancouver”
The End of East reviewed in The Globe and Mail
March 10, 2007
to the archived conversation of SPiN talking with Sheryl
MacKay on North by Northwest at CBC Radio One's archive, www.cbc.ca/nxnw