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Catherine Chung on The Tenth Muse


On July 12, 2019, the Midtown Scholar was pleased to welcome acclaimed novelist Catherine Chung to Harrisburg to present and sign copies of her new novel, The Tenth Muse. Chung joined in conversation with Dickinson College’s Adrienne Su.

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