Afternoon Book Club

Second Tuesday of the month, 3-4pm at Caldwell Public Library Monthly discussion led by Dee Abrams who obtains library copies of each month’s book in advance for members. New Book Club members are always welcome. For more information, email librarian@caldwellpl.org or call 973-226-2837.

inventionNext Meeting:

Tuesday November 11, 3-4pm The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Inspired by the true story of early-nineteenth-century abolitionist and suffragist Sarah Grimké, Kidd paints a moving portrait of two women inextricably linked by the horrors of slavery. Sarah, daughter of a wealthy South Carolina plantation owner, exhibits an independent spirit and strong belief in the equality of all. Thwarted from her dreams of becoming a lawyer, she struggles throughout life to find an outlet for her convictions. Handful, a slave in the Grimké household, displays a sharp intellect and brave, rebellious disposition. She maintains a compliant exterior, while planning for a brighter future.

Told in first person, the chapters alternate between the two main characters’ perspectives,  as we follow their unlikely friendship (characterized by both respect and resentment) from childhood to middle age  from Booklist

 

The Book Group will meet at a member’s house for November only. Contact Dee Abrams for the address if you’d like to attend.