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Writers Present Yangsze Choo at Mission Viejo City Hall

Yangsze Choo THE NIGHT TIGER cover in Mission Viejo

New York Times bestselling author, Yangsze Choo, will make a very special appearance as part of the Librarys Writers Present Series on January 29, 2020 at 7pm in the Mission Viejo Council Chamber. She will be discussing her upcoming paperback release, The Night Tiger about superstitions, mythology and forbidden love.

Set in 1930s Colonial Malaysia, this beautiful and mesmerizing book is steeped in Chinese culture. Yangsze Choo is the New York Times best-selling author of The Ghost Bride which is currently under film production with Netflix. The Night Tiger was featured on NPR and was selected as a Reese Witherspoon Hello Sunshines Book Club Pick, an Amazon Spotlight Pick for Best Book of the Month as well as starred Kirkus, Booklist, and Publisher's Weekly reviews.

Yangsze Choos main presentation is free and open to public. The ticketed VIP Reception includes light hors doeuvres, wine and sparkling cider as well as a signed paperback copy of The Night Tiger.  VIP attendees will have reserved seating at the 7pm Writers Present talk.

More information and tickets available here.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 6:00pm
Mission Viejo City Hall
200 Civic Center
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
The Night Tiger: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250175465
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Flatiron Books - January 7th, 2020

An utterly transporting novel set in 1930s colonial Malaysia, perfect for fans of Isabel Allende and Min Jin Lee

Quick-witted, ambitious Ji Lin is stuck as an apprentice dressmaker, moonlighting as a dancehall girl to help pay off her mother’s Mahjong debts. But when one of her dance partners accidentally leaves behind a gruesome souvenir, Ji Lin may finally get the adventure she has been longing for.

Eleven-year-old houseboy Ren is also on a mission, racing to fulfill his former master’s dying wish: that Ren find the man’s finger, lost years ago in an accident, and bury it with his body. Ren has 49 days to do so, or his master’s soul will wander the earth forever.

As the days tick relentlessly by, a series of unexplained deaths racks the district, along with whispers of men who turn into tigers. Ji Lin and Ren’s increasingly dangerous paths crisscross through lush plantations, hospital storage rooms, and ghostly dreamscapes.

Yangsze Choo's The Night Tiger pulls us into a world of servants and masters, age-old superstition and modern idealism, sibling rivalry and forbidden love. But anchoring this dazzling, propulsive novel is the intimate coming-of-age of a child and a young woman, each searching for their place in a society that would rather they stay invisible.

The Ghost Bride: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062227331
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - August 5th, 2014

Yangsze Choo's stunning debut, The Ghost Bride, is a startlingly original novel infused with Chinese folklore, romantic intrigue, and unexpected supernatural twists.

Li Lan, the daughter of a respectable Chinese family in colonial Malaysia, hopes for a favorable marriage, but her father has lost his fortune, and she has few suitors. Instead, the wealthy Lim family urges her to become a "ghost bride" for their son, who has recently died under mysterious circumstances. Rarely practiced, a traditional ghost marriage is used to placate a restless spirit. Such a union would guarantee Li Lan a home for the rest of her days, but at what price? Night after night, Li Lan is drawn into the shadowy parallel world of the Chinese afterlife, where she must uncover the Lim family's darkest secrets--and the truth about her own family.Reminiscent of Lisa See's Peony in Love and Amy Tan's The Bonesetter's Daughter, The Ghost Bride is a wondrous coming-of-age story and from a remarkable new voice in fiction.