Spend an afternoon with Author JJ Chen Henderson reading from her book Girl at Dawn. Reading will be followed with a short Q&A and book signing.
Girl at Dawn tells the story of a young Chinese woman, Amei, who meets an American in China. Luke’s sudden appearance haunts her mother, whose mysterious past is entangled with him. Unpredictably, Amei falls in love with him; her journey shockingly unravels her true identity and unlikely heritage. Set in the dawning era of China’s awakening to the world, the novel unveils a landscape both personal and political.
Praises for Girl at Dawn
“. . . one of the most noticeable novels of 2019. Powerful, suspenseful, and vibrant!” – Robert Mandel, MVP Publisher
“A spellbinding story of mothers and daughters, of passions and taboos, of history and heritage. Vivid and haunting. . . [it] reminds us that the lies we tell for love create powerful legacies of their own.” – Anne Sanow, author
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
JJ Chen Henderson 陈娟娟, M.D., Ph. D., was born and raised in China. A writer, an artist, and a poet, she has worked in the biomedical field and in book editing. Other than numerous publications in biomedical science journals, Dr. Henderson’s fiction, essays, and poetry have been featured in literary reviews and poetry magazines.