Book Club: Heirlooms: Letters From A Peach Farmer

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Apr 20145
1:00p.m.

Japanese American Museum of San Jose
535 North Fifth Street
San Jose, California, 95112
United States

Earthy wisdom and real-life stories emante from an award-winning author. As suburbs swallow more and more rich farmland and reforms change the farming industry, the voices of farmers have never been more important. In his latest collection of essays, David Mas Masumoto reminds us that food remains the cornerstone of our society, even in the twenty-first century. Pervading his essays is a rooted, proud sense of community, family, and craftsmanship, resulting in tales of toil and triumph over the land that produce the food for our grocery stores, farmers' markets, and restaurants. Written in the form of letters, Masumoto's essays achieve an intimacy uncommon in American literature. Told by a man leading the fabled simple life, this writing speaks eloquently of the need to protect the so-called bread and butter of life: food, family, and community.

 The Book Club meets the first Saturday, every other month, and is open to the public.

Cost: Free with admission to the museum (nonmembers, $5; students and seniors over age 65, $3; JAMsj members and children under 12, free). 

Questions? Contact Book Club facilitator, Aggie Idemoto at aggie@jamsj.org, or call JAMsj at (408) 294-3138. 

 

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