Friday, June 10, 2011

Memoirs & Coffee Book Group to Meet

The next meeting of Bernardsville Library’s book discussion group, Memoirs and Coffee, will be held on Tuesday, June 28 at 10:30 am in the library’s Community Room. Pat Kennedy-Grant, Readers’ Services Coordinator for the library, will lead the discussion of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother (2011) by Amy Chua. [The author will not be present.]

The book, which caused heated discussion when it was first published, is the honest, often hilarious, and always provocative story of one mother’s adventure in extreme parenting. It exposes the clash of Eastern and Western parental worldviews, but is ultimately the story of a mother’s hopes for her daughters and the risks she is willing to take to invest in their future. Tom Brokaw wrote of the book, “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is the book we’ve all been waiting for—a candid, provocative, poignant, and vicarious journey through Chinese American culture.”

Author Amy Chua is the John M. Duff Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Her first book, World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability, a New York Times bestseller, was selected by both The Economist and the U.K.'s Guardian as one of the Best Books of 2003. Her second book, Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance-and Why They Fall, was a critically acclaimed Foreign Affairs bestseller. She lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

There is no charge to attend the book discussion, and no sign-up is needed. For further information, call the library at 908-766-0118.

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