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DATE CHANGED: Sunday, October 7th at 2pm - Discussion & Signing with Charles McNair, MD - Soldiers of a Foreign War: A Novel of Vietnam

Novels of Vietnam rarely deal in depth with the combatants, their enemies, or how their wounds are treated. Soldiers of a Foreign War follows the lives of the men of two American infantry platoons, a three-man North Vietnamese Army combat cell, and the staff of a small surgical hospital. Along the way, McNair explores the characters’ backgrounds and cultures, training, motivations, and the challenges faced by each in detail. Drawing from his own experiences, he gives the full picture of what serving in Vietnam was like for those caught up in it. The wounds, their treatment, surgeries performed, and outcomes are dealt with to an extent which is unique in the Vietnam war genre. Read more...




Join us for Storytime every Saturday at 11am!

Join us every Saturday at 11am for a story and activity!
Suggested age is 3 and older, but all ages are welcome.
Call 860-868-0525 for more information.
Saturday, September 22nd - 5-7:30pm - Washington Rotary Art Show & Auction

The Washington Rotary Club will host its first Art Show and Auction on Saturday, September 22nd from 5:00 to 7:30 pm at Bryan Memorial Hall in Washington. The show will feature artists from the local area and student work from Shepaug, Rumsey Hall and the Gunnery. The auctioneer for the Art Auction will be Tom Farmen. There will also be a Silent Auction with items including paintings, gift certificates, and contributions from local businesses.

Tickets are $10.00 if purchased ahead of time or $15.00 at the door and each includes a glass of wine or a beer. Tickets are available from Rotary Club members and at The Hickory Stick Bookshop and Washington Supply.

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A magnificent novel where the past, present, and future converge in a Mississippi family. Told through various narrators, you get different voices but Ward never steers from the main thread. The language is beautiful. The story, not easy, is tender and harsh. I loved it. -Tom