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SJCPL Online Book Club

These Ghosts Are Family by Maisy Card

2020-11-16 20:00:00 2020-11-16 20:45:00 America/New_York SJCPL Online Book Club Across generations, a troubled but resilient family reckons with the ghosts of enslavement's legacy and Jamaican colonial history in this stunning debut novel. https://zoom.us/j/99038157717

Monday, November 16
8:00pm - 8:45pm

Add to Calendar 2020-11-16 20:00:00 2020-11-16 20:45:00 America/New_York SJCPL Online Book Club Across generations, a troubled but resilient family reckons with the ghosts of enslavement's legacy and Jamaican colonial history in this stunning debut novel. https://zoom.us/j/99038157717

Across generations, a troubled but resilient family reckons with the ghosts of enslavement's legacy and Jamaican colonial history in this stunning debut novel.

Card’s profound, assured debut explores Jamaican colonial history to uncover a family’s painful past. Spanning two centuries and eight generations of the Paisley family, the narrative begins in 2005 with Stanford Solomon, a Jamaican immigrant to the United States who was once known as Abel Paisley before faking his own death 35 years earlier, assuming his dead friend’s identity, and estranging himself from his family. As Card traces the family’s roots back through Jamaica’s history under British rule and enslavement, literal and figurative ghosts animate the novel, and a wrenching description of the violent 1831 Christmas Rebellion and its aftermath reveals that Stanford was not the first of the Paisleys to rewrite the history of their lineage. 

3 meetings: Mondays, November 16, 23 and 30, from 8:00-8:45 p.m.

Meeting 1: Read to the end of chapter titled "Atonement"

Meeting 2: Read from chapter titled "Forgive Me" to the end

Meeting 3: Meet Author Maisy Card

Zoom meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/91772195416

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Books & Authors |

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