Book Club and Brunch with the Author of “The Book of Salt”

Event time: 
Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Office of LGBTQ Resources See map
135 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

The Asian Network at Yale, LGBTQ, and the Yale Working Women’s Network affinity groups invite you to join an exciting Book Club Brunch in June. We will be reading The Book of Salt by Monique Truong and then discussing it with the author over brunch! We will buy a few copies and raffle them off at brunch. To RSVP, go to: 

The Book of Salt

This is the first novel (2003) of Vietnamese-American author and Yale alum (Timothy Dwight ‘90), Monique Truong. It serves up a wholly original take on Paris in the 1930s through the eyes of Binh, the Vietnamese cook employed by Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. In a mesmerizing tale of yearning and betrayal, Monique Truong explores Paris from the salons of its artists to the dark nightlife of its outsiders and exiles. She takes us back to Binh’s youthful servitude in Saigon under colonial rule, to his life as a galley hand at sea, to his brief, fateful encounters in Paris with Paul Robeson and the young Ho Chi Minh.

Click on any of the following links to obtain a: hardcopy from Amazon, or an ebook or audiobook from Hoopla through NHFPL.