Cover of the book The Fifth Day of the Sixth Month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar. [dangdang.com]
A youthful writer called Wang Jie recently held a book launch in Beijing to publish her collection of essays titled The Fifth Day of the Sixth Month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar, which tells of her deep affection for her deceased grandmother.
Speaking of the reason for the name of the book, Wang said it was the day of her grandmother's death. She hoped to express her gratitude for her grandmother and those who have inspired and encouraged her in her growth through writing the book.
Accordingly, around 300 people participated in the launch, including authors and critics from Beijing and northwest China's Shaanxi Province, representatives from publishing houses and Xinhua Bookstores as well as reporters and book lovers.
Two of the country's prestigious writers Jia Pingwa and Yu Qiuyu, wrote a preface to Wang's work, respectively. Meanwhile, Jia inscribed a title of the book.
The book is comprised of several chapters and its subjects are abundant, Wang maintained. In the course of creating, she has made great efforts to attempt different styles of writing.
"The book is filled with my reflections about family affection, homesickness and friendship, which have enlightened me and given me power to move forward," Wang claimed.
At present, the book is on sale in the capital's bookstores including the Beijing Book Building (Xidan), Zhongguancun Book Building and the Book Building of Asian Sports Village, along with Qujiang Boostore in Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi.
In addition, readers can also buy the book from JD.com, a giant e-commerce platform in China and Amazon.cn.
(Source: China.news.com/Translated and edited by Women of China)
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