Supporting Community Through Reading
Virginia Yerxa Community Read
"This feather may look worthless, but it comes from afar and carries with it all my good intentions."
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Lunar New Year
January 25 ◊ 11:30am-1:30pm
The Colusa Library will host the first program inspired by the
2020 VYCR pick. Celebrate the lunar new year with crafts,
snacks and a special story time! 2020 is the year of the rat, a
fitting homage to Templeton of "Charlotte's Web."
Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's telling the stories. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk. United in shared unspeakable loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Rather than sink into tragedy, they choose to gather to raise their spirits and money. Forty years later the stories and history continue as their American daughters face their own realities. With wit and sensitivity, Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful, often tender, and always deep connection between mothers and daughters. As each woman reveals her secrets, trying to unravel the truth about her life, the strings become more tangled, more entwined. 1989 National Book Awards Finalist for Fiction.