African American Authors Book Club

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m.
At the Athens-Clarke County Library

The African American Authors Book Club is for anyone who is interested and who loves to read. The books are selected by members of the book club and are primarily books written by African American authors. Our objective is to broaden our knowledge of the many African American authors and their writings and just have fun reading.

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Devil in a Blue Dress

RESCHEDULED: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 5-6:30 PM in the HR conference room

"Devil in a Blue Dress" by Walter Mosley. In a Los Angeles bar, Easy Rollins, a black war veteran just fired from his job, wonders how he'll pay his mortgage. DeWitt Albright, a quietly vicious white man, walks in and offers Easy good money if he'll find a blonde beauty named Daphne Monet. Easy takes the job, but soon discovers that Albright isn't the only one looking for Daphne.

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An American Marriage

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Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 5 p.m., Heritage Room Conference Room

A best book of the year for 2018 and an Oprah Book Club pick, An American Marriage tells the story of newlyweds Celestial and Roy. After Roy is arrested and imprisoned for a crime Celestial knows he did not commit, she takes comfort in a longtime friendship, only to encounter unexpected challenges in resuming her life when her husband's sentence is suddenly overturned. 

Citizen: An American Lyric

Heritage Room conference room, 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019
 
Award-winning poet Claudia Rankine's collection of essays, poetry, and images exposes the racial tensions in 21st-century life, highlighting the slights, slips of the tongue, and intentional offensives that pervade the home, school, and popular media. Citizen was a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award and is the only poetry book to be on the New York Times bestseller list in the nonfiction category.

Becoming

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Becoming by Michelle Obama

October 8, 2019 5 p.m., MP-A


An intimate memoir by the former First Lady chronicles the experiences that have shaped her remarkable life, from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago through her setbacks and achievements in the White House.

 
#1 New York Times Bestseller; Oprah's Book Club Pick; NAACP Image Award Winner




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