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Jean Kwok

Jean Kwok

Decatur Library Auditorium

June 6, 2019, 7:15 p.m.

The New York Times Bestselling author of ”Girl In Translation”and “Mambo in Chinatown” returns to the Georgia Center for the Book to discuss her new novel, “Searching for Sylvie Lee”. “Searching for Sylvie Lee” is a poignant and suspenseful drama that untangles the complicated ties binding three women—two sisters and their mother—in one Chinese immigrant family and explores what happens when the eldest daughter disappears, and a series of family secrets emerge.A deeply moving story of family, secrets, identity, and longing, “Searching for Sylvie Lee” is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive portrait of an immigrant family. It is a profound exploration of the many ways culture and language can divide us and the impossibility of ever truly knowing someone—especially those we love.