Historical Fiction Book Group (in-person)

Date(s) - November 20, 2023
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Updike Farmstead
354 Quaker Road

Get immersed in the world of a historical time and place, and then engage with a scholar to learn the “real” story. At meetings of the Historical Fiction Book Group, scholars participate in discussions of the fictional elements and the nonfictional context of selected books.

This session, held in person at Updike Farmstead (354 Quaker Road), features The Mountains Sing, by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai, an enveloping, multigenerational tale set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War. The novel brings to life the human costs of this conflict from the point of view of a Vietnamese family, while demonstrating the true power of kindness and hope.

The program will be facilitated by Dr. Kristy Kelly, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Policy, Organization and Leadership, School of Education, Drexel University.

Co-sponsored by the Princeton Public Library. 

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Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Bookings are closed for this event.