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Historical Fiction Book Group: “The Fortunes” by Peter Ho Davies

February 12, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Historical Fiction Book Group features scholar-led book discussions about the fictional elements and nonfictional historic and regional context of selected books.

In this session, Princeton University Associate Professor of History Beth Lew-Williams discusses “The Fortunes” by Peter Ho Davies. The book explores a century of American history through the lives of four Chinese Americans: a 19th-century laundry worker, a Chinese film star, a friend of someone killed in a hate crime and a half-Chinese man looking to adopt a Chinese baby.



Registration is requested but not required through the Historical Society of Princeton website.

Presented in partnership with the library and the Historical Society of Princeton.

Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.



February 12, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Historical Society of Princeton, Updike Farmstead
354 Quaker Road
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
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