Nevada County Reads hosts Author Night |

Nevada County Reads hosts Author Night

Celebrated author David Mas Masumoto will be headlining a free Author Night for the Nevada County Reads 2006 project on at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Miners Foundry.

The focus of the countywide reading effort is Masumoto’s “Epitaph for a Peach: Four Seasons on My Family Farm.” It’s a rich, rewarding literary chronicle that movingly describes his family’s efforts to grow and market the delicious, but delicate Sun Crest Peach. When the book was published in 1995, it garnered high praise from reviewers from major national publications and legions of readers across the country. Mr. Masumoto has since written several other books and earned the title of “America’s Literary Farmer.”

Also showcased will be the powerful music of Grass Valley Taiko. Masumoto and the drum troupe will be performing together for a portion of the program. Refreshments will be provided by The Friends of the Nevada County Libraries. Doors open at 6:30 and no tickets are necessary.

Masumoto will also be making several other Nevada County Reads in-person appearances, including a free Author Talk with students and the public at Bear River High School Library, also home to Nevada County Library’s Bear River Station. In addition, Stan Miller from Twin Ridges School District will be moderating a Book Club Night on Thursday, Feb. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City. Book Clubs as well as others who are interested in discussing the book are invited to attend. Like other Nevada County Reads events, there’s no charge to participate.

Copies of Epitaph For A Peach may be purchased from local book stores or checked out from Nevada County Libraries. For more information about the book and the entire project that’s sponsored by the Nevada County Library and the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools, please refer to Web site also contains a complete list of partners and activities.

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