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The Once Upon a Book Club Young Adult Box theme for May 2021 is THE UNSINKABLE SHIP!
This critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author brings forward a richly imagined story of twin British – Chinese acrobats traveling aboard the Titanic on its ill fated maiden voyage. .
Southampton, 1912: A Seventeen-year-old British-Chinese has quit her job and smuggled herself aboard the Titanic with two goals in mind: to reunite with her twin brother–her only family now that both their parents are dead–and to convince a part-owner of the Ringling Brothers Circus to take the twins on as acrobats.
With some quick-thinking, talks her way into opulent first class accommodations and finds her brother with a group of fellow Chinese laborers in third class. But in the rigidly stratified world of the luxury liner, her ruse can only last so long, and after two long years apart, it’s unclear if her brother even wants the life she proposes.
Then, one moonless night in the North Atlantic, the unthinkable happens–the supposedly unsinkable ship is dealt a fatal blow–and her companions suddenly find themselves in a race to survive.
A master author of historical fiction, brings a fresh perspective to an infamous tragedy, loosely inspired by the recently uncovered account of six Titanic survivors of Chinese descent. . Full of rich prose, this gorgeous novel is one full of enlightening bits of history often neglected and will keep you in suspense to the very end.
About Once Upon a Book Club:
Once Upon a Book Club is a subscription that offers a unique reading experience. Each month, you’ll receive a book to read, a 5″ x 7″ quote print, along with 2-4 corresponding gifts to match a quote/item mentioned in the book. Readers are advised to open the gifts as they finish the corresponding page to make them feel as if the book is coming to life!
Here’s what you’ll get:
- ADULT: Newly released, adult (18+) fiction book (Contemporary, General, or Historical fiction) Subscribers have the option of contacting us for the title.
- YOUNG ADULT: Newly released, young adult fiction book geared towards ages 14+
- 3 – 5 individually wrapped gifts with page numbers from the book, not meant to be opened until you reach the given page – bringing the book to life.
- A 5×7 quote print featuring a quote from the selected book
- Discussion questions (featured both of Facebook and Instagram) and read-a-long dates for live discussions and gift openings with fellow Book Club members
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