Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20020102, 20011003
Often called the Chinese Frank McCourt, this writer talks about his bestselling memoir, Colors of the Mountain, which tells how his land-owning family fell into disfavor under Mao’s so-called “Cultural Revolution” and how he and his family managed to survive the system. Though a sometimes painful story, it is told with wit and optimism. The author also shares his love of music and plays his flute to highlight his work.
Growing up in a Philadelphia apartment above a liquor store, poet Ellen Bass thought her childhood was "the most mundane, pedestrian, unpoetic world you could possibly live in," but after many years and the death of her parents, she finds herself ...
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