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Forgotten Favorites Book Club @ Half Moon Café: The Pearl

Saturday, August 3 • 2pm

Every First Saturday of the Month at 2pm, we invite you to join us at Half Moon Rondout Café (83 Broadway in the Rondout) for coffee, donuts, and conversation.
For each date, we’ve chosen a title that is on the road to being left in weeds but one which we believe people should experience before it is forgotten. Together, we’ll revisit some of these books and decide if its time has come and gone, or if it’s destined for a word-of-mouth revival. Either way, we’ll all enjoy delicious baked goods and coffee, so there’s nothing to lose. 

Like his father and grandfather before him, Kino is a poor diver, gathering pearls from the gulf beds that once brought great wealth to the Kings of Spain and now provide Kino, Juana, and their infant son with meager subsistence. Then, on a day like any other, Kino emerges from the sea with a pearl as large as a sea gull’s egg. With the pearl comes the promise of comfort and of security….

A story of classic simplicity, based on a Mexican folk tale, The Pearl explores the secrets of man’s nature, the darkest depths of evil, and the luminous possibilities of love.

See all selections and request them from the catalog here.