Book Club & Author Talk: The Dancing Girl and the Turtle

The Global AAPI Caucus and the Germany-Saxony Book Club are are thrilled to be hosting author Karen Kao for a book club discussion on February 28th, 2021, at 2 P.M. Berlin time. We will be discussing her debut novel The Dancing Girl and the Turtle. Described as an “an ambitious, striking addition to the novels showing the sleazy side of 1930s Shanghai” by, it is the first in a quartet of interlocking novels set in Shanghai from 1929 to 1954.

Read more about the quartet and KarenKao on her website at and message us to pre-order a book! Through the eyes of the dancer, Song Anyi, and her brother Kang, the Shanghai Quartet spans a tumultuous time in Chinese history: war with the Japanese, the influx of stateless Jews into Shanghai, civil war and revolution. How does the love of a sister destroy her brother and all those around him?      

Please contact [email protected] for information on pre-ordering a book.

February 28, 2021 at 8:00am - 9:30am Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Democrats Abroad Germany - Saxony Chapter ·
Dan Smith Connie Borde Edith Babwah Teri Wynn Ifung Lu Michelle Taube Shannon Bassett Jennifer Chow Patricia Lewis Kathryn Solon marion delaney Susan Fitoussi Rita Maricocchi Chelsea Burris Stephanie Lake Elena Zavala Kaitlyn Kennedy Emily Lines Anya Leonhard Karen Frankenstein

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