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Brewery Book Club: Homegoing

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UPDATE: Due to weather this meeting has to be rescheduled...and because of scheduling conflicts, the new meeting time is not until Wednesday, May 9 at 7 PM. Sorry folks! Book club referee Molly will have some treats for the group that night in order to makeup for the delay. 

 

Join us for the 4th meeting of the Fat Hill Brewing book club for 2018!  We meet once a month at the brewery (3rd Wednesday of each month, at 7 pm) and anyone is welcome to come or not come based on their interest in that month's book. No commitment, no stress...just a chance to learn something new, share your opinions, and meet fellow supernerds. The book discussion is lead by our resident bookworm and brewery co-owner, Molly.  There's no fee to participate and no purchase required.  

Ghana, eighteenth century: two half sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid on her village, imprisoned in the very same castle, and sold into slavery. Homegoing follows the parallel paths of these sisters and their descendants through eight generations: from the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi, from the American Civil War to Jazz Age Harlem. Yaa Gyasi's extraordinary novel illuminates slavery's troubled legacy both for those who were taken and those who stayed-and shows how the memory of captivity has been inscribed on the soul of our nation. 

This is one of the most-awarded, "buzzy" books on our book club reading list this year.  Here's the long list of its awards, etc.:  Overview Winner of the PEN/ Hemingway Award Winner of the NBCC's John Leonard Award A New York Times Notable Book A Washington Post Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, Time, Oprah.com, Harper's Bazaar, San Francisco Chronicle, Mother Jones, Esquire, Elle, Paste, Entertainment Weekly, the Skimm, Minneapolis Star Tribune, BuzzFeed

The book is available in paper, Kindle, and audio formats.   

More about the book

Please refer to this review in the New York Times.  

Earlier Event: May 5
Matt Hannah
Later Event: May 10
Dang Felton