The Girl at the Baggage Claim, is a measured and witty treatise that crosses the divide of East-West cultural differences, much as her novels Mona in the Promised Land and The Love Wife did earlier. Jen will illuminate those ideas for writers and readers alike during a reading and book signing hosted by the Mile-High MFA program at Regis University at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 28, on campus in Claver Recital Hall, 3333 Regis Boulevard. Admission is free, but registration is recommended at eventbrite.com; visit regis.edu/event-promotions/writers-series for details.
Gish Jen, already an American novelist of great acclaim for her insightful and subtly cross-cultural stories, in recent years has turned to nonfiction, though the new work inhabits similar landscapes. Her current book,