Start: 7:00 pm
Meet award-winning Pacific Northwest author Dori Jones Yang as she discusses and signs copies of her newest novel, Son of Venice, A Story of Marco Polo. The sequel to her acclaimed 2011 young-adult novel, Daughter of Xanadu, this book follows the adventures of Emmajin and Marco Polo as they head west along the Silk Road. They face battles, intrigue, sinister plots, and unexpected challenges to their unconventional love. Can Marco’s famed eloquence and cleverness help when Emmajin faces perils beyond any she imagined? The author, a former journalist in Hong Kong and Seattle, received two awards for her children’s book, The Secret Voice of Gina Zhang, and reached several bestseller lists with her first book, Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time. Daughter of Xanadu was chosen by the American Library Association for its Amelia Bloomer Project, which celebrates books about strong girls and women, and rated “Outstanding Merit” on Bank Street College of Education’s 2012 Best Books of the Year. Please join us for a highly interesting and enjoyable evening with this accomplished Pacific Northwest author.