Meet Iris Yang, author of Legacy of the Tigers, at Wonderland Book Club
co-sponsored by the NC Writers’ Network
Friday, March 31, 2023
Time: 10:00 a.m. to noon
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Please register for the meeting and sign up for the Zoom link by emailing Jennifer Weiss, Wake County NCWN Rep, jenniferweiss1029[at]gmaildotcom
ABOUT THE BOOK: LEGACY OF THE TIGERS
In China’s political chaos, a woman’s desperate search for her family and the American pilot she loves.
In the winter of 1942, Jasmine Bai survives the freezing wilderness and decides to keep her baby, even though he is the product of a gang-rape by Japanese soldiers.
In 1947, her quiet life in a remote cabin is disrupted by the news of her loved one’s death. In the following four decades, Jasmine desperately searches for her family and for Danny Hardy, the American pilot she loves. She is robbed by thugs, thrown in jail by the Nationalist Secret Police, and wrongfully accused by the Communists. In war and political chaos, Jasmine loses her loved ones, but she never loses her sense of decency, nor does she break her promise to the Flying Tiger.
Over thousands of miles between Yunnan and Chungking, the third book of the Tiger Saga trilogy takes readers along another incredible journey.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: IRIS YANG (QING YANG)
Iris Yang, Ph.D. (Qing Yang) was born and raised in China. After graduating from Wuhan University, she was accepted by the prestigious CUSBEA (China-United States Biochemistry Examination and Application) program. At age 23, with poor English, little knowledge of the country, and 500 borrowed dollars, she came to the United States.
Later, she received a Ph.D. in molecular biology at the University of Rochester and worked at the University of North Carolina. Although she has published a number of scientific papers, she has a passion for creative writing.
Her Tiger Saga Trilogy include Wings of a Flying Tiger, Will of a Tiger, and Legacy of the Tigers. She has been interviewed on National Public Radio and invited to speak at the Flying Tigers WWII Veterans 78th Anniversary Reunion.
Besides writing, Iris loves hiking, dancing, photography, and travel. She holds a private pilot license. Her website is www.irisyang-author.com.