PETER HESSLER will discuss
Country Driving: A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory
Thursday, February 18th at 7 PM
"one of the Western world's most thoughtful writers on modern China"
by the Wall Street Journal, Peter Hessler acquired a Chinese drivers
license in 2001 and embarked on a seven-year odyssey that took him from one end
of the country to the other. Country Driving is his third
travelog-memoir, following his bestselling Oracle Bones: A Journey Between
China's Past and Present and River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze.
Hessler, the Beijing correspondent for the New Yorker, highlights the
human side of the Chinese economic revolution in this final installment to his
award-winning China trilogy. He deftly illuminates the vast, shifting landscape
of a traditionally rural nation that, having once built walls against
foreigners, is now building roads and factory towns that look to the outside
world. As he travels through southern China, Hessler traces the fate of the
owners and workers of a factory that makes rings for bras. All of them are
illiterate peasants, and he writes of their dreams and courage in making a
better life within a "no-holds-barred version of capitalism."
"The result is a remarkably detailed, engrossing account of China today...told with humor, affection and great insight." - Kirkus Review
Knit with THEA & Crochet with SUE
Fiber Arts Classes
New Winter Schedule for 2010
Thea Gray and Sue Appelbaum have prepared an all new curriculum
for the new year, including the lovely Ribbed Baby Jacket by Debbie Bliss shown here. For those new to the fiber arts, be sure to sign up for their beginning classes - Learn to Knit and Intro to Crochet - to better prepare yourself for all the other great projects offered.
Visit our website for the full schedule