Amy Kwei Book Reading
12:00 pm12:00

Amy Kwei Book Reading

  • Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center

BCNC is hosting author Amy Kwei for lunch and a special reading of her book, Under the Red Moon, on Saturday, December 10. Click here to purchase tickets! 

About the Book: Under the Red Moon

Three sisters of the Huang clan disperse during World War II.  Golden Bell attends Syracuse University in New York, Silver Bell attends a nearby American high school and Coral Bell, the youngest, remains in Shanghai along with her mother, a concubine.  Set in Shanghai, Hong Kong, and New York, the novel takes readers on a journey from the Nanking Massacre and Korean War to the Great Leap Forward, British colonial rule in Hong Kong and immigration to America.   The stories of the sisters are interwoven and culminate during the Cultural Revolution. 

A $25 ticket purchase includes lunch and a signed book. Proceeds will benefit BCNC's family-centered programs for children, youth, and adults. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS. 

*** Your donation will be matched by a $40,000 challenge grant from the Amelia Peabody Foundation to support BCNC Quincy Youth Programs. Double the impact of your gift! For additional questions, please contact Jean Quintal at or 617-635-2540.

About the Author: Amy Kwei

Amy S. Kwei is a graduate of St. John’s University and Vassar College.  She is retired from teaching in Bennett College and Duchess Community College.  She has twice won the Talespinner Competition sponsored by the Poughkeepsie Journal.  Aside from having essays and stories appear in many magazines and one anthology, her young adult novel Intrigue in the House of Wong was published in 2009.  Her adult novel A Concubine for the Family was published in 2013. Under the Red Moona Chinese Family in Diaspora, a historical novel spanning the period from 1945 to 1968, is her second adult novel.