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Da Chen on his new novel, 'My Last Empress.' He's in L.A. Thursday
Da Chen on his new novel, 'My Last Empress.' He's in L.A. Thursday

Da Chen hit bestseller lists in 1999 with his first book, the memoir "Colors of the Mountain." That, and its sequel, "Sounds of the River," told of the hardships he experienced while growing up in China during the Cultural Revolution. Chen had moved to the U.S. when he was 23 to study; he earned a law degree from Columbia University and went to work on Wall Street. After living in New York for many years, he and his family have recently moved to Southern California. Chen will be doing a reading and book-signing Thursday, Dec. 6, at Book Soup at 7 p.m. The book he'll be reading from is his new novel, "My Last Empress," published earlier this year....

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