Our book club meets every 3rd Thursday (with exceptions) of each month at 7:00 PM. Copies of the book are available at a discount to book club members in store. Please RSVP through Facebook, by phone, or in person.
Thursday, May 16th, 2019
The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother, is the autobiography and memoir of James McBride, first published in 1995; it is also a tribute to his mother, whom he calls Mommy, or Ma. The chapters alternate between James McBride’s descriptions of his early life and first-person accounts of his mother Ruth’s life, mostly taking place before her son was born. McBride depicts the conflicting emotions that he endured as he struggled to discover who he truly was, as his mother narrates the hardships that she had to overcome as a white, Jewish woman who chose to marry a black man in 1942.
Thursday, June 20th 18th, 2019
My Sweet Vidalia by Deborah Mantella
A great review about the book:
“This is a most unusual and intriguing novel. The genres for this book are Fiction, Women’s Fiction and also has a Magical and Paranormal feel to it.
The story takes place in rural Georgia around 1955. In this book, the story is narrated by Cieli Mae, a baby that was still born to Vidalia Lee Kandal Jackson. Vidalia’s husband caused her to lose the baby through violent means. Cieli Mae survives in spirit and serves as a guide, conscience,support system, and storytelling of Vidalia .
These were hard times and there was poverty and discrimination. The descriptions of the trailer park, and the lack of conveniences were heartbreaking.
I find that the author describes the characters as complex and complicated. There seems to be a contrast in good and evil. Some of the characters have deep secrets. There is betrayal and loyalty.
I appreciate the way the author describes family, friends, love and hope. To quote the author, the spirit always has a choice.”. I would highly recommend this amazing novel told in a different perspective. “