MOCATalks: Patrizia Chen author of Goong-Goong: From Tuscany to Shanghai

Thu, Oct 4, 2018 @ 6:30pm - 7:30pm




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Book signing and wine to follow Q&A. Books will be available for purchase.


Author Patrizia Chen joins us to recount her remarkable journey of discovery about her in-laws’ family and their remarkable patriarch. Goong-Goong is a remarkable book that is not exactly a memoir, or history, and not really even about its author, Chen, who grew up with all the traditions of an Italian family.


Patrizia Chen was born in Livorno, Italy. A multi-lingual world traveler she has lived in Egypt, Japan, Argentina and New York City, where she raised her now-grown children. Her first book, Rosemary and Bitter Oranges (Scribner 2003) was a New York Times Notable Book of 2003.


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