The 2010 Mayor’s Book Club selection is Amigoland by local writer, Oscar Casares. Amigoland is a funny and touching story of an old man confined to a nursing home. He longs to flee the nursing home and chase a family tale into Mexico. To do so, he must convince his younger brother to act as his accomplice. The Austin Public Library, in conjunction with the Mayor’s office and UT’s Humanities Institute, has planned numerous public events occurring throughout April.
The opening reception is Monday, April 5th at 5:00pm at the Mexican American Cultural Center. Oscar Casares and Mayor Leffingwell will attend. This informal event will be a wonderful opportunity to mingle and chat with other readers, Mr. Casares, and Mayor Leffingwell.
For a full list of events, check out the Mayor’s Book Club site.
Have a great weekend and we’ll see you at the MACC.