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Lady Tan’s Circle of Women: a Free Library Adventure featuring New York Times bestselling author Lisa See

June 9 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm PDT


About the In-Person Library Adventure

No mud, no lotus, they tell themselves: from adversity beauty can bloom…

New York Times bestselling author Lisa See returns with Lady Tan’s Circle of Women, a captivating historical novel based on the true story of a female physician from 15th-century China. Join Lisa at the Carlsbad City Library and learn about Tan Yunxian, who defied Confucius’ belief that “an educated woman is a worthless woman.”

This event is expected to sell out, so we recommend that you purchase a VIP registration below, which not only guarantees your seat (while supplies last), but also includes a hardcover copy of Lady Tan’s Circle of Women to be delivered to you at the event for signing. Books will be also be available for purchase at the event. 



Registration for this event is not required, as it is free and open to the public. However, seating is available on a first-come fist-serve basis, and you can guarantee a seat (while supplies last) by purchasing the VIP registration below, which includes a copy of Lady Tan’s Circle of Women to be delivered to the event for signing.


About the Author and Book

In her beloved New York Times bestsellers Snow Flower and the Secret FanThe Tea Girl of Hummingbird LanePeony in Love, Shanghai Girls, Dreams of Joy, and China Dolls, Lisa See has brilliantly illuminated the strong bonds between women.

These books have been celebrated for their authentic, deeply researched, lyrical stories about Chinese characters and cultures. Independent booksellers have honored her novels by selecting them as an Indie Next pick, her novels were sold to 39 countries, she has won numerous awards domestically and internationally, and her novel Snow Flower was made into a feature film produced by Fox Searchlight.

Her latest book, Lady Tan’s Circle of Women, was inspired by the true story of a woman physician from 15th-century China. Tan Yunxian—born into an elite family, yet haunted by death, separations, and loneliness— will go on to break free of traditions, treat women and girls from every level of society, and lead a life of such importance that many of her remedies are still used five centuries later.


About the Carlsbad City Library

Carlsbad City Library provides community members of all ages with convenient access to high-quality resources and services to inform and enrich individual and community life. Carlsbad City Library is the destination for information, enjoyment of reading, lifelong learning, and cultural enrichment for those who live, work and play in Carlsbad.



June 9
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
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Carlsbad City Library
1250 Carlsbad Village Dr.
Carlsbad, CA 92008 United States
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Location Details
1775 Dove Ln, Carlsbad, CA 92011


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VIP Registration - Lady Tan’s Circle of Women hc book
This option is for VIP registration, which includes guaranteed seating (while supplies last) and a hardcover book of Lady Tan’s Circle of Women to be delivered to the event for singing.
$ 28.00