"What's New" Book Discussion : Memphis by Tara M Stringfellow . In Person and Live on Zoom@5 PM!
The "What's New" Book Discussion Group discusses popular new releases each month. We will be discussing Memphis by Tara M Stringfellow at 5pm in the Garden Room and Live on Zoom.
"In the summer of 1995, ten-year-old Joan, her mother, and her younger sister flee her father's violence to the only place they have left: her mother's ancestral home in Memphis. Half a century ago, Joan's grandfather built this majestic house for her grandmother--only to be lynched, days after becoming the first Black detective in Memphis, by his all-white police squad. This wasn't the first time violence altered the course of Joan's family's trajectory, and given who lives inside this house now, she knows it won't be the last. When her aunt opens the door, Joan sees the cousin who once brutally assaulted her. Over the next few years, she is determined not just to survive, but to find something to dream for. Longing to become an artist, she pours her rage and grief into sketching portraits of the women in her life--including old Miss Dawn from down the street, who seems to know something about curses"-- Provided by publisher
If you wish to join the discussion, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to rsvp. (Kindly indicate if you will be attending in person or virtually)
Print copies are available for book group members to borrow at the Grand Street Branch 124 Grand Street 2nd Floor and at the Main Branch 500 Park Ave.. Digital copies are available on the Libby app (BCCLS and eLibraryNJ).** Due to the high demand for this title, there may be a waiting period for digital copies.** Email email@example.com or call (201)420-2346 x.5301 to arrange a grab and go or a locker pickup.
This program is a part of our Black History Month series.
- Wednesday, February 22, 2023
- 5:00pm - 6:00pm
- Hoboken - Small Program Room & Garden, Ground Floor - 500 Park Avenue
- BCCLS Library:
- Hoboken Public Library
- Adults Seniors
- Black History Month Book Club
500 Park Avenue
Hoboken NJ 07030
Grand Street Branch
124 Grand Street
Learning Center Branch
401 Harrison Street