The Kenwood Press
: 09/15/2014

Book discussion at SV Library

The Sonoma Valley Library will host its next book discussion on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2 p.m. in the Library’s Forum Room.

The book to be discussed is The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje

The Cat’s Table chronicles a young boy’s passage from Sri Lanka to London onboard the Oronsay, both as it unfolds and in hindsight.

Glancing off the author’s own biography, the story follows 11-year-old Michael as he immerses himself in the hidden corners and relationships of a temporary floating world, overcoming its physical boundaries with the expanse of his imagination. The boy’s companions at the so-called cat’s table, where the ship’s unconnected strays dine together, become his friends and teachers, each leading him closer to the key that unlocks the Oronsay’s mystery decades later.

For more information, contact Lisa Musgrove at 996-5217, email, or go to the website,