The Book Drunkard Literary Festival

Join us at Uxbridge Music Hall on February 26, for an intriguing conversation with Kate Quinn, visiting from California and Janie Chang, visiting from the Sunshine Coast (BC), talking about their new joint project:  The Phoenix  Crown.

Your $60 ticket includes a signed copy of The Phoenix Crown.

Kate Quinn is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction. A native of Southern California, she attended Boston University, where she earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in classical voice. A lifelong history buff, she has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga and two books set in the Italian Renaissance before turning to the 20th century with The Alice NetworkThe HuntressThe Rose Code, and The Diamond Eye. All have been translated into multiple languages. She and her husband now live in California with three black rescue dogs.

Born in Taiwan, Janie Chang has lived in the Philippines, Iran, Thailand, New Zealand, and Canada. She writes historical fiction, often drawing from family history and ancestral stories. She has a degree in computer science and is a graduate of the Writer’s Studio Program at Simon Fraser University. She is the author of Three SoulsDragon Springs Road, The Library of Legends, and The Porcelain Moon.

From bestselling authors Janie Chang and Kate Quinn, a thrilling and unforgettable narrative about the intertwined lives of two wronged women, spanning from the chaos of the San Francisco earthquake to the glittering palaces of Versailles.
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San Francisco, 1906. In a city bustling with newly minted millionaires and scheming upstarts, two very different women hope to change their fortunes: Gemma, a golden-haired, silver-voiced soprano whose career desperately needs rekindling, and Suling, a petite and resolute Chinatown embroideress who is determined to escape an arranged marriage. Their paths cross when they are drawn into the orbit of Henry Thornton, a charming railroad magnate whose extraordinary collection of Chinese antiques includes the fabled Phoenix Crown, a legendary relic of Beijing’s fallen Summer Palace.

About the Venue

Uxbridge Music Hall

Located right in the heart of Uxbridge, the Uxbridge Music Hall hosts many productions and events such as: Abbamania, musicals, live dramas, stand-up comedy, concerts and dance recitals. Known for its superior acoustics, the Uxbridge Music Hall is a thriving cultural centre.

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