“To know how much there is to know is the beginning of learning to live.” -Dorothy West (The Richer, the Poorer)
Every month we read a book written by a woman of color. The books span all genres. On the final sunday of the month we lead a web based live group discussion and announce the next months book.
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Join us for our January Book - An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
From the NYT: An American Marriage, tells us a story we think we know. Roy, a young black man, is tried and wrongly convicted of rape while his wife, Celestial, waits for his return. But Jones’s story isn’t the one we are expecting, a courtroom drama or an examination of the prison-industrial complex; instead, it is a clear vision of the quiet devastation of a family. The novel focuses on the failed hopes of romantic love, disapproving in-laws, flawed families of origin, and the question of life with or without children that all married couples must negotiate. It is beautifully written, with many allusions to black music and culture — including the everyday poetry of the African-American community that begs to be heard.