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Patterson Pages: Adult Book Discussion Group

Patterson Pages: Adult Book Discussion Group

Join us for a lively discussion of a variety of titles, fiction and non-fiction.  This month's title is Lady Tan's Circle of Women by Lisa See. (2023)

Synopsis:  According to Confucius, "an educated woman is a worthless woman," but Tan Yunxian-born into an elite family, yet haunted by death, separations, and loneliness-is being raised by her grandparents to be of use. Her grandmother is one of only a handful of female doctors in China, and she teaches Yunxian the pillars of Chinese medicine, the Four Examinations-looking, listening, touching, and asking-something a man can never do with a female patient. How might a woman like Yunxian break free of these traditions, go on to treat women and girls from every level of society, and lead a life of such importance that many of her remedies are still used five centuries later? How might the power of friendship support or complicate these efforts?  352 p.

Copies of this title are available @ your library

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Meets the third Saturday of each month at 1pm. New members are encouraged to attend!

Saturday, March 16, 2024 Show more dates
1:00pm - 2:00pm
West End Meeting Room A
Book Discussion  

Event Organizer

Lisa Crisman

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