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Sunderland Library short story series starts March 28

  • TROY DAVID MERCIER

  • LINDA TARDIF



For the Bulletin
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

SUNDERLAND — The Sunderland Public Library will host a short story series described as “story hour for grown-ups” at the end of the month.

The event will take place Tuesday, March 28, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the library on School Street and will feature readings by two local actors, Linda Tardif and Troy David Mercier.

A news statement notes that Tardif will read “Sorry Fugu,” by T.C. Boyle, and Mercier will read “Taste,” by Roald Dahl.

“Both stories this time will deal with food and taste,” said Aaron Falbel, head of adult services at the library. “As we proceed into spring and the beginning of the agricultural season here in the valley, I thought these two stories would be particularly appropriate.”

According to the statement, Boyle’s story “depicts exploits of a pretentious Italian restaurant chef who tries to seduce and conquer a haughty restaurant critic (who always gives bad reviews) with the sheer taste of his cuisine.”

“Taste” is about “a character whose sense of taste is so refined that he is willing to bet virtually anything on the infallibility of his taste buds.”

Tuesday’s reading will be the third of an ongoing short story reading series, funded through a grand from the Sunderland Cultural Council, and supported by the state Cultural Council.