Please join us for a book discussion of one of the most wrenching, talked-about books of the year.
Amazon calls it “a slamming, heartbreaker of a novel that is rendered with such stinging beauty and restrained emotion that despite the anguish taking place on the page, you won’t want it to end.”
National Book Award winning Jesmyn Ward, tells the story of Jojo, a young black Mississippi boy raised by his grandparents, who is forced to become a man far before he should because his mother is a drug addict, his father is in jail, and his baby sister needs a guardian.”
In her review, Celeste Ng says, “This novel is a searing, urgent read for anyone who thinks the shadows of slavery and Jim Crow have passed, and anyone who assumes the ghosts of the past are easy to placate. It’s hard to imagine a more necessary book for this political era.”
Don’t want to buy the book? It’s available as a book and e-book at the Fairfax, DC, Prince George’s and Montgomery Public Libraries…or listen to it as an audiobook.
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