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SJCPL Online Book Club

In the Country of Women by Susan Straight

2021-03-08 20:00:00 2021-03-08 21:00:00 America/New_York SJCPL Online Book Club A captivating mixture of family history and memoir, much-honored novelist Straight tells the stories of powerful and courageous female ancestors in a letter to her daughters. https://zoom.us/j/94461944466

Monday, March 08
8:00pm - 9:00pm

Add to Calendar 2021-03-08 20:00:00 2021-03-08 21:00:00 America/New_York SJCPL Online Book Club A captivating mixture of family history and memoir, much-honored novelist Straight tells the stories of powerful and courageous female ancestors in a letter to her daughters. https://zoom.us/j/94461944466

A captivating mixture of family history and memoir, much-honored novelist Straight tells the stories of powerful and courageous female ancestors in a letter to her daughters.

Novelist Straight (Between Heaven and Here) focuses on the lives of the women in her family in this moving memoir. The narrative is framed as a letter to Straight's three daughters—Gaila, Delphine, and Rosette—whom Straight shares with her ex-husband, and honors the daughters' rich ancestral past through stories of female relatives struggling to overcome violence, oppression, and hardship.

As Straight braids her three daughters into this deeply affecting saga, she maps her path to becoming a writer, encouraged by her mentor, James Baldwin, and profoundly inspired by her mother-in-law. Ultimately, this is a ravishing and revelatory celebration of womanhood, resilience, family, community, and America's defining diversity.

3 meetings: Mondays, March 8, 15 and 22 from 8:00-8:45 p.m.

Meeting 1: Read from the beginning through Chapter 9

Meeting 2: Read from Chapter 10 through Chapter 19

Meeting 3: Read from Chapter 20 to the end 

In the Country of Women is available from SJCPL in print, OverDrive/Libby e-book and downloadable hoopla e-audiobook formats.

The Zoom link for all 3 meetings: https://zoom.us/j/94461944466

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Books & Authors |

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