BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.4563@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20140405T000000Z DTEND:20140405T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Earthy wisdom and real-life stories emante from an award-winnin g author. As suburbs swallow more and more rich farmland and reforms chang e the farming industry\, the voices of farmers have never been more import ant. In his latest collection of essays\, David Mas Masumoto reminds us th at food remains the cornerstone of our society\, even in the twenty-first century. Pervading his essays is a rooted\, proud sense of community\, fam ily\, 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 a n intimacy uncommon in American literature. Told by a man leading the fabl ed simple life\, this writing speaks eloquently of the need to protect the so-called bread and butter of life: food\, family\, and community.\n\n<em >&nbsp\;</em><em>The Book Club meets the first Saturday\, every other mont h\, and is open to the public.</em>\n\nCost: Free with admission to the mu seum (nonmembers\, $5\; students and seniors over age 65\, $3\; JAMsj memb ers and children under 12\, free).&nbsp\;\n\nQuestions? Contact Book Club facilitator\, Aggie Idemoto at&nbsp\;<a href="http://service.mail.com/call gate-6.73.1.0/rms/6.73.1.0/mail/getBody?folderId=1&amp\;messageId=NDI5OGEm FGxkb17oB2JuhJ52ai%2FVzJtz&amp\;purpose=display&amp\;bodyType=htmlNoExtern als#">aggie@jamsj.org</a>\, or call JAMsj at (408) 294-3138.&nbsp\; SUMMARY:Book Club: Heirlooms: Letters From A Peach Farmer URL:/en/events/2014/04/05/book-club-heirlooms-letters-from-a-peach-farmer/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR