We've got JoAn T. Smith appearing tonight at 7:00. JoAn wrote Chopstix, her experience in China after the break-up of her 27-year marriage. She will be bringing food and beverages that she was introduced to in China and will also be giving away a gift basket. The basket will consist of her book, a fancy bookmark, and a paper cutting of a panda bear. She's going to give us all insight into a country that most of us have never been to.
Next Wednesday night at 7:00, Helene Wecker will be joining us. Helene is the author of The Golem and the Jinni. This is a very good book that gives us a look at New York City's Little Syria in 1899. But it also is very magical because it introduces us to a golem, which is a creature made out of clay in Jewish culture, and a jinni, which is a mystical creature in the Arab world. Their connection is mesmerizing.
Helene's book has received a lot of publicity: