Book Club Happy Hour

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Next: Thursday, October 3, 6:00 p.m.
Location: Saylor's Restaurant, 2009 Bridgeway

happyhour
Come mingle and discuss great books over drinks (alcoholic or not) and appetizers with library staff, neighbors, and friends. This 21-and-over social event is a chance to read books, meet new friends, and support Sausalito's local establishments. Snacks will be provided by the Sausalito Library.

The book for October is The Spectator Bird by Wallace Stegner.

Registration is now at full capacity. To join the waitlist, please contact Rebecca at rburgan@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4121 x502.

 

What we're reading:

funny in farsi
Joe Allston is a retired literary agent who is, in his own words, "just killing time until time gets around to killing me." His parents and his only son are long dead, leaving him with neither ancestors nor descendants, tradition nor ties. His job, trafficking the talent of others, had not been his choice. He passes through life as a spectator.

A postcard from a friend causes Allston to return to the journals of a trip he had taken years before, a journey to his mother's birth­place where he'd sought a link with the past. The memories of that trip, both grotesque and poignant, move through layers of time and meaning, and reveal that Joe Allston isn't quite spectator enough.

 

Previous Titles:

Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas

Amsterdam by Ian McEwan

An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good by Helene Tursten

Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner

Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie

The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide

All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld

Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

Swimming Home by Deborah Levy

The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka

Magic Christian by Terry Southern

The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain