1st Thursday Book Group
Community Library invites you to the 1st Thursday Book Group on Thursday, January 3, from 7 to 8 p.m.
The book for the January meeting is Say You’re One of Them, by Ulwen Akpan. A collection of tales about modern African children in crisis includes “An Ex-Mas Feast”, in which an eight-year-old child shares in his family’s sacrifices to obtain enough food and enable his education. Say You’re One of Them won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book (Africa Region) 2009 and PEN/Beyond Margins Award 2009, and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction. It is an Oprah’s Book Club book.
The book for the February meeting is Devil in the White City.
Extra copies of the featured book are available at the library to participants. The group meets on the 1st Thursday of each month.