EventsThe Point of View Book Discussion Group: Crying in H Mart

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The Point of View Book Discussion Group: Crying in H Mart

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Central Library in Copley Square


We are a Boston Public Library book group for adults that reads a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction. We meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 2:30 pm at the Central Library in Copley Square and over Zoom.

Our choice for May is Crying in H Mart: A Memoir by Michelle Zauner. You can place a hold on this book in our catalog or ask a staff member for assistance.

In this exquisite story of family, food, grief, and endurance, Michelle Zauner proves herself far more than a dazzling singer, songwriter, and guitarist. With humor and heart, she tells of growing up one of the few Asian American kids at her school in Eugene, Oregon; of struggling with her mother's particular, high expectations of her; of a painful adolescence; of treasured months spent in her grandmother's tiny apartment in Seoul, where she and her mother would bond, late at night, over heaping plates of food.

As she grew up, moving to the East Coast for college, finding work in the restaurant industry, and performing gigs with her fledgling band--and meeting the man who would become her husband--her Koreanness began to feel ever more distant, even as she found the life she wanted to live. It was her mother's diagnosis of terminal cancer, when Michelle was twenty-five, that forced a reckoning with her identity and brought her to reclaim the gifts of taste, language, and history her mother had given her.

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