We are celebrating Book Clubs and the conversations that they inspire in this special library event! At this event, we will be hosting celebrated local author, Lindsay Wong, discussing her award-winning memoir, The Woo-Woo, as well as learning more about and connecting with members of Coquitlam Book Clubs.
- 2-3pm: Author Reading and QA
- 3-4pm: Book Club Meet and Greet and Festivities
More about the Author: Lindsay Wong is a local Coquitlam author. Lindsay Wong grew up with a paranoid schizophrenic grandmother and a mother who was deeply afraid of the "woo-woo" -- Chinese ghosts who come to visit in times of personal turmoil. From a young age, she witnessed the woo-woo's sinister effects; when she was six, Lindsay and her mother avoided the dead people haunting their house by hiding out in a mall food court, and on a camping trip, in an effort to rid her daughter of demons, her mother tried to light Lindsay's foot on fire. The eccentricities take a dark turn, however, and when Lindsay starts to experience symptoms of the woo-woo herself, she wonders whether she will suffer the same fate as her family. At once a witty and touching memoir about the Asian immigrant experience and a harrowing and honest depiction of the vagaries of mental illness, The Woo-Woo is a gut-wrenching and beguiling manual for surviving family, and oneself.