Richmond is bursting with blooms in that crazy way it happens here in April, and I am every bit as wired and beaming. One month from now, we'll finally get to celebrate together the launch of my debut novel, River of Dust. If you are anywhere near Richmond, Virginia, on the evening of May 7, I hope you'll get off the highway and come on by. The book launch party is to be held in the simple and elegant rooms of the Candela Gallery, a fine art photography gallery that always has excellent work on the walls. Kelly Justice from Fountain Bookstore will be selling copies and everyone is welcome to inbibe, eat Chinese food from Sticky Rice, hear a brief reading from River of Dust, followed by a book signing.
A few days later on Friday, May 10, I'll be in Cambridge, Massachusetts where I'll be honored do a book event at M.I.T. in the Lucian W. Pye Seminar Room, named after my father who was a long-time prominent professor in the Political Science Department. I will be touched to see his former colleagues and students, and to meet a more current crop of China watchers.
On Friday evening, May 10, I'll be at Back Pages Books in Waltham for my first book store reading. I hope you can join me at one of these joyous inaugural events!