Thursday, September 29, 2016

Mas Masumoto at the Visalia Library - Sat, 10/15 at 7 pm

The Central Valley leads the nation in agricultural production and one of the Valley’s leading lights is author and farmer David ‘Mas’ Masumoto, who speaks at the Tulare County Library Visalia Branch on Saturday, October 15, at 7 pm.  The Visalia Branch of the Tulare County Library is located at 200 W. Oak, Visalia, California.

Mas is the author of ten books, the most recent being Changing Season, A Father, A Daughter, A Family Farm, written with his daughter Nikiko. Another of his books, Wisdom of the Last Farmer, was named Best Environmental Writing in 2009 by the National Resources Defense Council, and The Perfect Peach, co-authored with his wife, Marcy, was one of USA Today’s best summer picks in 2013. Among his other works are Epitaph for a Peach, Heirlooms, Letters to the Valley, Harvest Son, Silent Strength, and Country Voices.

A third generation farmer, Masumoto raises organic peaches, nectarines, and raisin grapes. When not writing books or farming, he is a columnist for the Fresno Bee and a regular contributor to the Sacramento Bee. Join us as he talks about his farm, his family, and his writings.

The library program featuring Mas is sponsored by the Friends of the Tulare County Library, an association for people who love libraries, reading, books, volunteering, and raising money to enhance public library services. For more information about becoming a Friend of Tulare County Library, please contact the Reference Desk at (559) 713-2703 or go to