Author Marlene Lee will be at the Vandalia Branch Library on Tuesday, March 15, from 4-5 p.m. to talk about her new book “No Certain Home.” Books will be available for purchase.
This book is based on a true story of Agnes Smedley, born in Osgood, Mo., who was an extraordinary woman who transcended personal hardship to become an international journalist. She became the only Westerner who lived with the leaders of the Chinese Red Army after their Long March. She earned the love and respect of those who knew her and understood that China would become an important player in the world stage. Marlene’s first novel was published in 2013 on her 74th birthday. She has since had three other novels published. Lee has also published numerous stories, poems, and essays. She won first prize in both the Pacific Northwest Writers Conference Novel Contest and the University of Kansas Poetry Contest.
For more information or questions, please, call the Vandalia Library at 594-6600.