It was our pleasure to host author Susan Conley last Wednesday, February 16th for a discussion of her new memoir, The Foremost Good Fortune.

Visiting us from Portland, Maine, Ms. Conley shared with the audience the story of her family's sudden move to China for her husband's two-year consulting assignment; shortly after the move, she discovered that she had breast cancer. Our guest read touching passages from this beautifully-written and critically-acclaimed book, giving us wonderful insight into her experiences navigating a foreign culture while dealing with an incredibly serious disease. Sharing the joys of living in a new world, the frustrations of being without the comforts of home, and the difficulties of motherhood and raising two young boys during a challenging time, Ms. Conley was thoughtful, inspiring, and luminous.

Click here or watch the video below to view the entire presentation and Q&A.