What do you like to read? Mystery * Intrigue * History
The KPC Book Group covers it all from cover to cover. Join the group on the 4th Thursday of each month at noon and see where the next story takes you! From the far reaches of space and time to a single journey across an undeveloped land, join the group and see where the next story takes you!
This month the members are reading the international bestseller, Mao’s Last Dancer by Li Cunxin (Author). Come to the Book Group on Thursday, January 24th at Noon for a stimulating discussion on this memoir.
“The extraordinary memoir of a peasant boy raised in rural Maoist China who was plucked from his village to study ballet and went on to become one of the greatest dancers of his generation.
From a desperately poor village in northeast China, at age eleven, Li Cunxin was chosen by Madame Mao’s cultural delegates to be taken from his rural home and brought to Beijing, where he would study ballet. In 1979, the young dancer arrived in Texas as part of a cultural exchange, only to fall in love with America-and with an American woman. Two years later, through a series of events worthy of the most exciting cloak-and-dagger fiction, he defected to the United States, where he quickly became known as one of the greatest ballet dancers in the world. This is his story, told in his own inimitable voice.”