Auggie Wren's Christmas Story

You are invited to read this short work by Paul Auster, author of The New York Trilogy, Moon Palace, The Brooklyn Follies and his current bestseller Invisible. We'll have copies of the book here at the library. You can also read the entire story online or listen to the author read the story on

The afternoon book discussion will take place on Wednesday, December 16th at 1:00 pm.

The Samurai's Garden

The afternoon book discussion group is reading The Samurai's Garden by Gail Tsukiyama.
On the eve of the Second World War, a young Chinese man is sent to his family's summer home in Japan to recover from tuberculosis. He will rest, swim in the salubrious sea, and paint in the brilliant shoreside light. It will be quiet and solitary.
But he meets four local residents-a beautiful Japanese girl and three older people. What then ensues is a tale that readers will find at once classical yet utterly unique. Young Stephen has his own adventure, but it is the unfolding story of Matsu, Sachi, and Kenzo that seizes your attention and will stay with you forever.

Tsukiyama, with lines as clean, simple, telling, and dazzling as the best of Oriental art, has created a small, moving masterpiece. from the book jacket

The group will meet on Wednesday November 18th at 1:00pm by the fireplace in the library. Join us!