When We Meet: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 7:30 PM
What We Read: 
Our book selections are driven by requests by our book club members, therefore we read a great variety of books. Come with an open mind, you're likely to read something unexpected and captivating!
Where We Meet: 
Inkwood Books
How To Join: 
No registration required, but we do ask that you buy the book at Inkwood to participate.

Our book club is open to all. Simply read the book and show up.
No registration required, and no pop quiz if you don't finish the book. We ask only that your purchase the book at Inkwood to participate. We'll supply wine, snacks, and a lively discussion!
 

Praise for Friday Black:

A piercingly raw debut story collection from a young writer with an explosive voice; a treacherously surreal, and, at times, heartbreakingly satirical look at what it's like to be young and black in America.

From the start of this extraordinary debut, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah's writing will grab you, haunt you, enrage and invigorate you. By placing ordinary characters in extraordinary situations, Adjei-Brenyah reveals the violence, injustice, and painful absurdities that black men and women contend with every day in this country.

These stories tackle urgent instances of racism and cultural unrest, and explore the many ways we fight for humanity in an unforgiving world. In "The Finkelstein Five," Adjei-Brenyah gives us an unforgettable reckoning of the brutal prejudice of our justice system. In "Zimmer Land," we see a far-too-easy-to-believe imagining of racism as sport. And "Friday Black" and "How to Sell a Jacket as Told by Ice King" show the horrors of consumerism and the toll it takes on us all.

Entirely fresh in its style and perspective, and sure to appeal to fans of Colson Whitehead, Marlon James, and George Saunders, Friday Black confronts readers with a complicated, insistent, wrenching chorus of emotions, the final note of which, remarkably, is hope.

Our Selection This Month: 
Staff Pick Badge
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$14.99
ISBN: 9781328911247
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mariner Books - October 23rd, 2018

"Alderman's writing is beautiful, and her intelligence seems almost limitless. She also has a pitch-dark sense of humor that she wields perfectly." --Michael Schaub, NPR 
All over the world women and girls are discovering they have the power. With a flick of the fingers they can inflict terrible pain, and even death. And with this small twist of nature, everything changes drastically.

Ambitious and provocative, visceral and page-turning, award-winning author Naomi Alderman's THE POWER at once takes us on a journey to an alternate reality and exposes our own world in bold and surprising ways.


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