Womrath Book Club - March 2024

Thursday, March 21, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
76 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, NY 10708

Hoping to find more incredible reads? Then join us at Womrath Bookshop's monthly Book Club, a gathering of bookworms and literature enthusiasts! On the third Thursday of each month we will be selecting one of our staff picks for you to read, and us to discuss together. Register HERE.

For our March 21st session, we will be reading Yellowface by R.F. Kuang. This pageturner is part satire, part critique of the publishing industry, and entirely gripping. We can't wait to dive into it with you.

This in-person event will be held at Womrath Bookshop on Pondfield Road in Bronxville, NY, USA. We'll dive into captivating stories, exchange thoughts, and discover new literary gems together. Whether you're a seasoned reader or just starting your reading journey, this club is for you! Let's embark on an exciting literary adventure together at the Womrath Book Club!

This event is free, but registration is required. Sign up here.

About Yellowface

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK

“Hard to put down, harder to forget.” — Stephen King, #1 New York Times bestselling author

White lies. Dark humor. Deadly consequences… Bestselling sensation Juniper Song is not who she says she is, she didn’t write the book she claims she wrote, and she is most certainly not Asian American—in this chilling and hilariously cutting novel from R.F. Kuang, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Babel.

Authors June Hayward and Athena Liu were supposed to be twin rising stars. But Athena’s a literary darling. June Hayward is literally nobody. Who wants stories about basic white girls, June thinks.

So when June witnesses Athena’s death in a freak accident, she acts on impulse: she steals Athena’s just-finished masterpiece, an experimental novel about the unsung contributions of Chinese laborers during World War I.

So what if June edits Athena’s novel and sends it to her agent as her own work? So what if she lets her new publisher rebrand her as Juniper Song—complete with an ambiguously ethnic author photo? Doesn’t this piece of history deserve to be told, whoever the teller? That’s what June claims, and the New York Times bestseller list seems to agree.

But June can’t get away from Athena’s shadow, and emerging evidence threatens to bring June’s (stolen) success down around her. As June races to protect her secret, she discovers exactly how far she will go to keep what she thinks she deserves.

With its totally immersive first-person voice, Yellowface grapples with questions of diversity, racism, and cultural appropriation, as well as the terrifying alienation of social media. R.F. Kuang’s novel is timely, razor-sharp, and eminently readable.

About R.F. Kuang

Rebecca F. Kuang is the #1 New York Times and #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of the Poppy War trilogy, Babel: An Arcane History, and Yellowface. Her work has won the Nebula, Locus, Crawford, and British Book Awards. A Marshall Scholar, she has an MPhil in Chinese Studies from Cambridge and an MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies from Oxford. She is now pursuing a PhD in East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale, where she studies diaspora, contemporary Sinophone literature, and Asian American literature.

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$30.00
ISBN: 9780063250833
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Published: William Morrow - May 16th, 2023