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Lecturer to talk about growing up under Mao in Friday forum

Lynnewood Methodist hosting 4 weekly book group discussions

Margaret Zhao will lead a book group at Lynnewood United Methodist Church starting Friday on her life story growing up in China under Chairman Mao.

The book, Really Enough: A True Story of Tyranny, Courage and Comedy, is co-authored by Margaret Zhao and Kathleen Martens, both Pleasanton residents, and is the winner of Best Biography/Memoir 2012 from the Smart Book Lovers' Sharp Writ Book Awards.

Really Enough is available online through Amazon.com, or personalized autographed copies are available through Lynnewood U.M.C., 4444 Black Avenue, Pleasanton.

Lynnewood U.M.C. invites the community to participate in this special opportunity to learn about Chinese history and personal triumph by both reading Zhao's memoir and meeting with the author. The group will be held for four weekly sessions: May 23, 30, June 6, 13, at a choice of two times: 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Small groups at Lynnewood UMC facilitate personal sharing and mutual understanding across cultures. The church offers other book groups and bible study classes, which also foster a sense of community and an exploration of one's beliefs.

The book group will meet in the church youth room at 4466 Black Ave., suite C, across the street from the Dolores Bengtson Aquatic Center. Participants are asked to register by calling the church at 846-0221, and they are encouraged to purchase and read the book prior to attending the sessions.

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