Caldwell Public Library is pleased to host author, newspaper editor and jazz authority Barbara J. Kukla
for a talk on her new book America’s Music: Jazz in Newark.
She will trace Newark’s rich jazz history from the 1920′s on, highlighting musicians such as
Sarah Vaughan, James Moody, Woody Shaw and Wayne Shorter who made Newark a jazz epicenter
through the years. Refreshments provided plus a book signing and registration required.
Afternoon Book Club
Second Tuesday of the month, 4-5pm at Caldwell Public Library
Monthly discussion led by Dee Abrams who obtains library copies of each month’s book in advance for members.
New Book Club members are always welcome. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 973-226-2837.
Next Meeting: Tuesday March 11, 4-5pm to discuss
The Joy Luck Club ( 288 pages, fiction) by Amy Tan.
Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds
depending on who’s “saying” 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.
“To despair was to wish back for something already lost. Or to prolong what was already unbearable.”
Forty years later the stories and history continue.