Items tagged "fiction"

Book Ends Book Club

We hope you can join us when we read Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood! It’s 1843, and Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer and his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence, Grace claims to […]

Book Ends Book Club

We hope you can join us when we read Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston! Fair and long-legged, independent and articulate, Janie Crawford sets out to be her own person — no mean feat for a black woman in the ’30s. Janie’s quest for identity takes her through three marriages and into a journey […]

Migrations, A Black History Book Club: Kindred by Octavia Butler

This group, which is led by a librarian and a different community leader each month, focuses on fiction and non-fiction of the Black experience. No registration is needed. Join us this month to discuss Kindred by Octavia Butler, co-led by Bekezela Mguni of Dreams of Hope, BOOM Concepts, and the Black Unicorn Library and Archives. […]

Short and Sweet: Watch With Me and six other stories

Wendell Berry’s collection of thematic short stories, Watch With Me DB 41335 follows the delightful life of one family in the early 1900’s in Port William, Kentucky: the gregarious farmer ‘Tol Proudfood and his wife, the no-nonsense schoolteacher Miss Minnie. Their quirks and peculiarities endear you to their characters, and the stories in the collection span over […]