BookBar Book Club

Join us for a discussion of Shelley Parker-Chan's She Who Became The Sun on Wednesday, October 27 at 7 pm on BookBar's patio!

Please direct any questions to welcome@bookbardenver.com. No RSVP required. 

About the Book: In a famine-stricken village on a dusty yellow plain, two children are given two fates. A boy, greatness. A girl, nothingness…

In 1345, China lies under harsh Mongol rule. For the starving peasants of the Central Plains, greatness is something found only in stories. When the Zhu family’s eighth-born son, Zhu Chongba, is given a fate of greatness, everyone is mystified as to how it will come to pass. The fate of nothingness received by the family’s clever and capable second daughter, on the other hand, is only as expected.

When a bandit attack orphans the two children, though, it is Zhu Chongba who succumbs to despair and dies. Desperate to escape her own fated death, the girl uses her brother's identity to enter a monastery as a young male novice. There, propelled by her burning desire to survive, Zhu learns she is capable of doing whatever it takes, no matter how callous, to stay hidden from her fate.

After her sanctuary is destroyed for supporting the rebellion against Mongol rule, Zhu takes the chance to claim another future altogether: her brother's abandoned greatness.

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 7:00pm
She Who Became the Sun Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250621801
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Books - July 20th, 2021