The author of our next book is Book Club member Wai Chim. On Nov. 13 she’ll be leading our discussion of her much-praised novel Freedom Swimmer, about two boys who escape from mainland China by swimming to Hong Kong during the Cultural Revolution. Clubbers inspired to delve into the tale’s background might also like to read Tombstone: The Great Chinese Famine 1958–1962, by Yang Jisheng, reviewed here and here.
The White Rabbit Book Club meets in the Library on the third floor of the Gallery on the second Sunday of each month. Under the broad headings of China and art, we discuss novels, memoirs, history books, current affairs and even cookery. Whether or not you’ve read the nominated book, you are welcome to join us.
When: Second Sunday of every month, 2 p.m.
Where: Library, 3rd floor
How much: FREE
Contact: Phyllis Rowlinson: prowlinson[at]whiterabbitcollection.org, tel. (02) 8399 2867