I’ve been taking “The Distant Land of My Father” to Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf in Claremont on weekends to have some focused time to read it, and also get out of the heat. After almost three weeks, I’m three-quarters of the way through and am enjoying it.
On Sunday I ran into my friend Vince Turner there, held up the book and noted that it had been chosen by the Claremont: On the Same Page people for everyone in town to read.
Turner, his finger on the pulse of Claremont as always, took a more practical approach.
Instead of foisting a 400-page novel on a time-pressed public, he said, “They should just pick a magazine for everyone to leaf through.”
Claremont: On the Same Newsstand?