Bestselling author Lisa See to speak at Forsyth Reads Together

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CUMMING, Ga. — “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan” author Lisa See will speak at 7 p.m. at this year’s Forsyth Reads Together event on Tuesday, Sept. 16.

See, the author of four New York Times bestselling books, will be featured at the free event at the Forsyth Conference Center, 3410 Ronald Reagan Boulevard in Cumming.

See’s book, “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan” was this year’s Forsyth Reads Together selection.

Forsyth Reads Together is an annual program hosted by the Forsyth County Public Library (FCPL) that encourages the entire community to read, discuss and participate in programs associated with the same book.

Past selections include “All Over but the Shoutin’” by Rick Bragg and “To Dance with the White Dog” by Terry Kay.

“Snow Flower and the Secret Fan” is described as an evocative story of friendship set against the backdrop of 19th-century China in which women suffered through foot binding, isolation and illiteracy.

The story follows an elderly woman and her companion as they communicate their hopes, joys and tragedies through a unique secret language.

The novel was a New York Times bestseller, a Booksense No. 1 pick, has won numerous awards domestically and internationally and was made into a feature film.

The evening with See will include an author talk and book signing session.

Although admission is free, registration is requested. Participants may register online at www.forsythpl.org or by visiting any library branch.

Patrons are encouraged to bring copies of See’s books from home to be autographed. Barnes & Noble will also have copies of her books available for purchase at the event.

“Lisa See provides a unique perspective on both Asian and American cultures,” said Laura Bradley, the library’s program manager.

Forsyth’s libraries will host book club discussions at each library location, a screening of the movie, a performance by the Atlanta Chinese Dance Company, a Chinese Tea Appreciation presentation and tea tasting, as well as writing and publishing workshops for aspiring writers.

A full schedule of Forsyth Reads Together events is available online at www.forsythpl.org.

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