Greetings AAL fans! This coming Tuesday we'll be meeting to discuss Tayari Jones' Silver Sparrow. We have a few copies left at the Reader's Services desk, so it's not too late! As a special treat, Ms Jones has donated 10 Silver Sparrow bookplates for AAL members.
So much has been written about this wonderful novel, but I won't overwhelm you. If you have a chance before Tuesday, check out the Silver Sparrow Reading guide from Tayari's website, and give a listen to her interview on All Things Considered from last May.
Coming attractions...stay tuned for our next discussion, Tavis Smiley's What I Know For Sure. The NPR talk show host who catapulted The Covenant with Black America to number one on the New York Times bestseller list authored a searing memoir of poverty, ambition, pain, and atonement. Join us Tuesday May 8th as we discuss this honest, deeply moving self-portrait of one of America's most popular media figures.As usual copies will be held for AAL members at our Reader's Services desk, so stop by or call 847-448-8620.