Book Club for June: 'Waiting' by Ha Jin

Cover image for Ha Jin's novel, WaitingEvery year, when traveling to his village from his duties as an army medical doctor, Lin Kong swears this will be the summer when he finally sets himself free from his loveless marriage to Shuyu. Every year, he goes back to the city and tells Manna Wu, the nurse he loves, they must postpone their engagement another year. With the heavy burden of being trapped in a culture where divorce can end careers and bring lives to ruin, this waiting has gone on eighteen years. But this year will be different ...

The book club meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at La Casa, located next to the interim library. This month's selection: Waiting by Ha Jin.

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