Literary Events

Aimee Phan

When: Fri., March 16, 7 p.m. 2012

The titular, 21-year-old heroine of The Reeducation of Cherry Truong flees SoCal for her parents' homeland, Vietnam, to fetch her wayward older brother, unraveling a buried family history along the way. The debut novel by CCA professor, Oakland resident, and award-winning short fiction writer Aimee Phan is rife with rich, focused scenes and quietly fascinating people. Phan reads on Friday, Mar. 16, at Diesel (5433 College Ave., Oakland). 7 p.m., free. 510-653-9965 or

Stefanie Kalem

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