May Non-Fiction Book Club Selection

Nicole Chung, author of All You Can Ever Know

Program Description: The Hudson Area Library Nonfiction Book Group  will read All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung for this month’s meeting and discussion.

Date/Time: Monday, May 24, 6-7:30pm Via Zoom.

Register: Email Mark Orton, Library Board President and facilitator of the book group, at morton@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101 for Zoom link.

The Non-Fiction Book Group meets each month Mondays, 6-7:30pm on Zoom. The group is facilitated by library Board President, Mark Orton. For more information on the Non-Fiction Book Group, and to see previous book selections, visit their page.

What does it mean to lose your roots—within your culture, within your family—and what happens when you find them?

Nicole Chung was placed for adoption by her Korean parents and raised by a white family in a sheltered town. From early childhood, she heard the story of her adoption as a comforting, prepackaged myth. She believed that her biological parents had made the ultimate sacrifice in the hopes of giving her a better life; that forever feeling slightly out of place was simply her fate as a transracial adoptee. But as she grew up—facing prejudice her adoptive family couldn’t see, finding her identity as an Asian American and a writer, becoming ever more curious about where she came from—she wondered if the story she’d been told was the whole truth.

–From nicolechung.net