Virtual Book Club
Friday, August 28 at 1:00 p.m.
In August, members will be reading Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. The book alternates between the historical story of the Foss Children and the modern day story of Avery Stafford. Based on one of America’s most notorious real life scandals – in which the director of a Memphis based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country this riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong. For more information, please contact Barbara Burnett at (626) 372-9157 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, September 25 at 1:00 p.m.
In September, members will be reading "Kindred" by Octavia E. Butler.
The first science fiction written by a black woman, Kindred has become a cornerstone of black American literature. This combination of slave memoir, fantasy, and historical fiction is a novel of rich literary complexity. Having just celebrated her 26th birthday in 1976 California, Dana, an African-American woman, is suddenly and inexplicably wrenched through time into antebellum Maryland. After saving a drowning white boy there, she finds herself staring into the barrel of a shotgun and is transported back to the present just in time to save her life. During numerous such time-defying episodes with the same young man, she realizes the challenge she’s been given. For more information, please contact Barbara Burnett at (626) 372-9157 or email email@example.com.