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June Book Club: Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li

June 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

3:00 p.m., Thursday, June 27, 2024
Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li

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“Number One Chinese Restaurant” by Lillian Li is set in the Beijing Duck House in Rockville, Maryland, a beloved Chinese restaurant. It explores the lives and relationships of the restaurant’s staff.

Owner Jimmy Han hopes to upgrade the restaurant, Johnny and Annie want to mend their strained family ties, and Nan and Ah-Jack consider turning their friendship into something more. Meanwhile, Nan’s son, Pat, gets involved in a dangerous game with Annie, leading to a family crisis.

The novel is a multi-voiced, poignant, and darkly funny exploration of family dynamics, youth, aging, and the complexities of parent-child relationships in the restaurant setting.

Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian LiPlease join us for all our upcoming in-person Book Club meetings. We also will offer Zoom platform meetings for those not comfortable meeting in person at this time.

To register, or if you have questions, please call 724-282-0123 or email info@maridon.org.


June 27
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The Maridon Museum
322 North McKean St., Butler, PA 16001
Butler, PA 16001 United States
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