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Distinguished Authors Series Continues with Two Readings

2004. 09. 09.

CALDWELL, (Idaho)- The distinguished authors series that began last spring continues with two readings in the coming week.

Anna Cypra Oliver will read from her first, and newly released book Assembling My Father: A Daughter's Detective Story, Monday, September 13. The reading begins at 7p.m. in the McCain Student Union Theatre. The book takes readers along on Anna's quest to understand her father, who took his own life when she was just a young girl.

On September 18, 2004 Ruthanne McCunn will share an excerpt from Thousand Pieces of Gold. The reading will be held in the Langroise Recital Hall and begins at 7 p.m.

McCunn has been hailed as 'an American-Chinese author of remarkable talent.' Her work, which has won many awards, has been translated into nine languages, published in 16 countries, and adapted for the stage and film.

Thousand Pieces of Gold is McCunn's first book. It the true story of a Chinese-American pioneer woman who overcomes poverty, footbinding, and slavery to build a life of relative freedom in the American Northwest. From Shanghai to San Francisco, Lalu Nathoy's courageous journey is an important contribution to the history of Asian pioneer women on the American frontier. Since writing Thousand Pieces of Gold, McCunn has written and published four more books including her latest, The Moon Pearl.

Both readings are free and open to the public. Copies of the authors' books will be available for purchase.

Albertson College of Idaho is the state's oldest and longest continuously accredited private, residential liberal arts and sciences institution. With an average class size of 15, students receive personal attention from faculty members dedicated to teaching. CofI was recently named a "Best Value" by the Princeton Review and was ranked 11 in the nation by the same publication for Professors Bring Material to Life.

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