Stephen Mitchell and his new book: The Second Book of the Tao – March 5th – Reader’s Books

Thursday, March 5, 7:30 p.m. *Stephen Mitchell *will present his new book, “The Second Book of the Tao,” at Readers’ Books, 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma. For more information call 707-939-1779./ / / /

On Thursday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m., Readers’ Books will welcome back Stephen Mitchell to talk about his new work, “The Second Book of the Tao.” Mitchell is well-known for his translations and reworking of classic texts. His previous books, the “Tao Te Ching,” “The Gospel According to Jesus,” “Genesis” the “Bhagavad Gita,” “The Book of Job,” and “Gilgamesh,” among others, have earned him a special place of honor in that small pantheon of individuals who try to tease out the real meaning of literature and philosophy. / / / /

“The Second Book of the Tao” represents a bit of a departure. It is a twenty-first century form of ancient wisdom, bringing a new homemade sequel to the “Tao Te Ching” into the modern world. Mitchell introduces us to a cast of vivid characters, most of them humble artisans or servants, who show us precisely what it means to be in harmony with the way things are. His meditations and risky reimagining of the original texts are brilliant and liberating, not least because they catch us off-guard, opening up the heavens where before we saw only a roof./ / / /

Stephen Mitchell’s talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. and it is free and open to the public. Readers’ Books is located at 130 East Napa Street, Sonoma. For more information call 707-939-1779. / — Lilla G. Weinberger Readers’ Books 130 E. Napa St. Sonoma, CA 95476 (707) 939-1779