Join acclaimed author Jean Kwok for tea and a presentation about the work and inspiration behind her second novel, Mambo in Chinatown, a heartwarming story infused with “both the sensuality of dance and the optimism of a young woman coming into her own.” (Booklist)
A New York Times bestselling author of the award-winning Girl in Translation, which was published in 17 countries and taught in schools throughout the world, Jean draws on her early experiences growing up in New York’s Chinatown and becoming a professional ballroom dancer. Born in Hong Kong, Jean currently lives in the Netherlands with her husband and two sons. Jean is the 2015 Hannah Judy Gretz Fellow and will be in residence at Ragdale. www.jeankwok.com
Complimentary admission. Since space is limited, advance reservations are required.