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Mount Auburn Book Club: The Magic Barrel
Bernard Malamud’s collection of short stories, The Magic Barrel, was the 1959 winner of the National Book Award for Fiction. The stories depict New York and the immigrant experience. Malamud is buried overlooking Willow Pond.
Each month, the Mount Auburn Book Club meets to discuss a selected work related to one of Mount Auburn’s many facets. Selections range from books on history, natural history, horticulture, art, architecture, preservation, and wildlife to books written by or about those now buried and commemorated here. The Book Club meets on the second Thursday of each month. Coffee and tea are provided.
Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.