For the Merced Branch Library Arts & Culture Salon, Bay Area author Li Miao Lovett will discuss and read from her novel In the Lap of the Gods, accompanied by scenic slides of China.
The book explores the dark side of modern China through the construction of the Three Gorges Dam. As the massive dam rises, a villager reduced to scavenging saves an abandoned baby girl as his world disappears beneath the waters.
This program will be in English with a question-and-answer period in English and Chinese. A book signing follows the presentation
Wednesday, November 9, 2011, at 7:00 p.m.
All programs at the Library are free.