Ellis Fanta-Sci Book Club- Online

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Ellis Library & Reference Center

Event Details

The Ellis Fanta-Sci book club is the only Fantasy and Science Fiction book club in the Monroe County Library System! 


Join as us we read and discuss books that explore technology, new worlds, alternate realities, apocalypses, creatures, and anything else that fits info Science Fiction or Fantasy. 

New members are always welcome. Stop in to Ellis or call/email Jenn McCarty to request a copy of this month’s book to be delivered to your branch of choice. 

We will be meeting  at the Ellis Library & Reference Center. If you can't make it in person, we will also be on Zoom. Contact Jenn McCarty (Jennifer.McCarty@monroe.lib.mi.us) to request a book, to ask any questions, or to request the zoom meeting link and password. 

This month we will be discussing: The Girl With the Ghost Eyes by M.H. Boroson. 


It’s the end of the nineteenth century in San Francisco’s Chinatown, and ghost hunters from the Maoshan traditions of Daoism keep malevolent spiritual forces at bay. Li-lin, the daughter of a renowned Daoshi exorcist, is a young widow burdened with yin eyes—the unique ability to see the spirit world. Her spiritual visions and the death of her husband bring shame to Li-lin and her father—and shame is not something this immigrant family can afford.


When a sorcerer cripples her father, terrible plans are set in motion, and only Li-lin can stop them. To aid her are her martial arts and a peachwood sword, her burning paper talismans, and a wisecracking spirit in the form of a human eyeball tucked away in her pocket. Navigating the dangerous alleys and backrooms of a male-dominated Chinatown, Li-lin must confront evil spirits, gangsters, and soulstealers before the sorcerer’s ritual summons an ancient evil that could burn Chinatown to the ground.


With a rich and inventive historical setting, nonstop martial arts action, authentic Chinese magic, and bizarre monsters from Asian folklore, The Girl with Ghost Eyes is also the poignant story of a young immigrant searching to find her place beside the long shadow of a demanding father and the stigma of widowhood. In a Chinatown caught between tradition and modernity, one woman may be the key to holding everything together.


Event Type(s): Book Clubs
Age Group(s): Adult
Jenn McCarty