Next: Thursday, October 3, 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.
Registration is now at full capacity. To join the waitlist, please contact Rebecca at email@example.com or (415) 289-4121 x502.
What we're reading:
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.
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