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Carla’s Book Club – The Phoenix Crown by Kate Quinn and Janie Chang

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

June 13th – 7pm to 9pm

With special guests – Kate Quinn and Janie Chang joining us by video call!!

San Francisco, 1906. In a city bustling with newly minted millionaires and scheming upstarts, two very different women hope to change their fortunes: Gemma, a golden-haired, silver-voiced soprano whose career desperately needs rekindling, and Suling, a petite and resolute Chinatown embroideress who is determined to escape an arranged marriage. Their paths cross when they are drawn into the orbit of Henry Thornton, a charming railroad magnate whose extraordinary collection of Chinese antiques includes the fabled Phoenix Crown, a legendary relic of Beijing’s fallen Summer Palace.

His patronage offers Gemma and Suling the chance of a lifetime, but their lives are thrown into turmoil when a devastating earthquake rips San Francisco apart and Thornton disappears, leaving behind a mystery reaching further than anyone could have imagined . . . until the Phoenix Crown reappears five years later at a sumptuous Paris costume ball, drawing Gemma and Suling together in one last desperate quest for justice.

 

 

Details

Date:
June 13
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Venue

Turns & Tales
213 King St W
Chatham, ON Canada
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