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Join the Conversation with Qian Julie Wang, Author of Beautiful Country

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Thousands of Afghans have arrived in the U.S. Like many before them, the plight of the undocumented will be a long journey. A new book speaks to what that means in America.

“[An] extraordinary debut. . . With immense skill, [Wang] parses how her family’s illegal status blighted nearly every aspect of their life. . . Consider this remarkable memoir a new classic.”
—Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

Qian Julie Wang
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Qian Julie Wang

Author Qian Julie Wang is an Ivy League graduate, an attorney and a New York Times and Washington Post op-ed writer. Wang also grew up an undocumented immigrant from China.

In her new book Beautiful Country, Wang speaks to the depths of human resilience while spotlighting issues like the cruelties of the immigration system and the realities of hunger, poverty, and lack of affordable healthcare for the undocumented.

Event Details:
“Join the Conversation” with Qian Julie Wang
Author of Beautiful Country
An online “Join the Conversation” event from WSHU Public Radio
Tuesday, October 19, at 7 p.m. Eastern
Event is free. Register for the link here.

Our Official Bookstore: Books on the Common in Ridgefield, CT

Event Sponsor: Great Books Summer Program, offering summer and year-round literature and writing programs for middle & high school students and adults.

Order the Book

If you order your copy of Beautiful Country directly from Books on the Common, you will also receive a signed bookplate. Follow these instructions:

Order for pickup at Books on the Common:
Phone: 203 431-9100
email: info@booksonthecommon.com
We can also ship from the store for a $4.00 charge.

To order from their Bookshop page:
(To receive a bookplate, email info@booksonthecommon.com with your mailing address and one will be mailed separately.)