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Story Time for Grown-Ups - Featured Author Gabriel García Márquez

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September 10, 2014

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Mid-Manhattan Library

Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two!

September 2014 — Featured Author Gabriel García Márquez 

Wednesday, September 10, 1:00 pm
   Monday, September 15, 7:00 pm
   

A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings         Translated by Gregory Rabassa
On the third day of heavy rain Pelayo and Elisenda were frightened when they found an old man lying face-down in the mud in their rear courtyard. He was dressed in rags and nearly bald, and he couldn't get up because his two enormous wings were hopelessly stuck in the mud.
 
Light is Like Water                                                            Translated by Edith Grossman
What if light had the same properties as water? When you turned it on, it would flow and fill up a room and spill out the windows. You could even float a boat on it or swim in it.
 
Other September Story Time Dates - Wednesday, September 24, 1:00 pm
   Monday, September 29, 7:00 pm
 
I Sell My Dreams                                                                 Translated by Edith Grossman
I first met her in Vienna after World War II. We never knew her real name; we called her Frau Frieda. She made her living selling her dreams about other people, which always seemed to come true.

 
Tramontana                                                                            Translated by Edith Grossman
The tramontana is a harsh wind that blows in the spring and fall, and it carries the seeds of madness and death, according to the natives of Cadaqués, a beautiful old town on the Costa Brava. 

 

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