Little King Performing

Aug. 11, 2014 – 7:00 PM

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Little King Jazz ensemble

Newbury Book Discussion group

First Thursday of the month, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m

Next meeting will be on AUGUST 7th

The Newbury Book Discussion group sponsored by the Newbury Woman’s Club meets on the first Thursday of each month from  7:00-8:00 pm.  Right now they’re reading:

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

A Tale for the Time Being

A brilliant, unforgettable novel from bestselling author Ruth Ozeki—shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award

“A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be.”

In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who’s lived more than a century. A diary is Nao’s only solace—and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine. Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox—possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami. As the mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao’s drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future.

Full of Ozeki’s signature humor and deeply engaged with the relationship between writer and reader, past and present, fact and fiction, quantum physics, history, and myth, A Tale for the Time Being is a brilliantly inventive, beguiling story of our shared humanity and the search for home.

Winner of the 2013 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction

They look forward to new members participating. Join this group for some lively conversation.

Your book club still needs to be set up! – Just call or email! at: tenneylibrary@gmail.com / 802.866.5366