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In Discussion with Grace Li: Read Contra Costa 2022

November 15

Join us for a pre-recorded discussion with Grace Li, author the novel Portrait of a Thief. This novel is a not-so-typical art heist story inspired by true events of Chinese art vanishing from Western museums; about diaspora, the colonization of art, and the complexity of the Chinese American identity. Our library public voted and chose this book as our winner for this year’s Read Contra Costa countywide book club. 

Portrait of a Thief is a New York Times Bestseller, Longlisted for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize, and has already been optioned by Netflix. 

Copies of Portrait of a Thief are available as an eBook or eAudiobook in OverDrive or with the Libby App. Regular print copies are also available for checkout. If you would like to read similar titles, check out the book and media lists created by staff. 

This pre-recorded discussion will go live on the Contra Costa County Library’s YouTube and Facebook pages Tuesday, November 15th. 

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