Friday, February 4, 7pm
THE SAMURAI’S GARDEN: A NOVEL BY GAIL TSUKIYAMA (2008)—The Japanese invasion of China during the late 1930s is the backdrop for this unusual and elegant coming-of-age novel about Stephen, a young Chinese painter sent to his family’s summer home in a Japanese coastal village to recover from tuberculosis. Here Stephen learns many lessons about love and honor as a result of his interactions with four locals including Matsu, a master gardener and housekeeper who oversees his care. The Wolfsonian Book Club explores literary works whose subjects are relevant to current exhibitions and collection themes. To join or to RSVP: 305.535.2644 or email@example.com. Free for members.