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The Sausalito Library is open on Monday, November 11

Book Club Happy Hour

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Next: Thursday, December 12, 6:00 p.m.
Location: Saylor's Restaurant, 2009 Bridgeway

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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 December is Elevation by Stephen King.

Registration is now at full capacity. To join the waitlist, please contact Rebecca at rburgan@sausalito.gov or (415) 289-4100 x502.

 

What we're reading:

funny in farsi

In this surprisingly sweet and quietly melancholy short novel, King (The Outsider) weaves an eerie, charming tale of the ways that strange circumstances can bring people together. Scott Carey is losing weight, but not mass, and there's no scientific explanation for it. Scales register him as lighter and lighter, though his body remains as potbellied as ever, and the effect is constant regardless of what he's wearing or holding. Shaken by his untreatable, supernatural ailment, Scott begins to notice the world around him-and particularly becomes aware of the nasty prejudice that other residents of Castle Rock, Maine, are inflicting on his lesbian neighbors, Deirdre and Missy. He sets out to fix the injustice ailing their small town, and maybe make some friends along the way. This is a lilting ode to the ineffable power that crises hold to change and mold those involved into something new. King's tender story is perfect for any fan of small towns, magic, and the joys and challenges of doing the right thing. Agent: Chuck Verrill, Darhansoff & Verrill. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

 

Previous Titles:

The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead

The Spectator Bird by Wallace Stegner

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