Next: Thursday, August 8, 6:00 p.m.
Location: Saylor's Restaurant, 2009 Bridgeway
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 August is Amsterdam by Ian McEwan.
To register, please contact Rebecca at email@example.com or (415) 289-4121 x502.
What we're reading:
On a chilly February day, two old friends meet in the throng outside a London crematorium to pay their last respects to Molly Lane. Both Clive Linley and Vernon Halliday had been Molly's lovers in the days before they reached their current eminence: Clive is Britain's most successful modern composer, and Vernon is editor of the newspaper The Judge. Gorgeous, feisty Molly had other lovers, too, notably Julian Garmony, Foreign Secretary, a notorious right-winger tipped to be the next prime minister.
In the days that follow Molly's funeral, Clive and Vernon will make a pact with consequences that neither could have foreseen. Each will make a disastrous moral decision, their friendship will be tested to its limits, and Julian Garmony will be fighting for his political life. A sharp contemporary morality tale, cleverly disguised as a comic novel, Amsterdam is "as sheerly enjoyable a book as one is likely to pick up this year" (The Washington Post Book World).
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