Saturday, January 26, 2013

AAL Summer - Fall List is ready!

Greetings! Here's the schedule for our May - September discussions. NOTE: Starting in June we will switch to the 3rd Tuesday of the month, instead of the 2nd. All titles will be held at the RA desk on the 2nd floor of the library for 6 weeks prior to the discussion.

Some of My Best Friends Are Black
 May 14th  Some of My Best Friends Are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America by Tanner Colby

In this charming and surprisingly funny book, Colby  takes a fresh, honest look at race relations, showing us both how far we've come in bridging the racial divide and how far we've yet to go.  


June 18th  Small Island by Andrea Levy
Small Island

Told in the alternating voices of its central characters, Levy examines the inner lives and struggles of Jamaican immigrants Hortense and Gilbert, and their English landlady Queenie, both before and after World War II.  

Unafraid of the Dark  

 July 16th  Unafraid of the Dark A Memoir by Rosemary Bray McNatt

Rosemary Bray traces her quest for identity as a writer, a feminist, a wife, a mother and an African American. Along the way, she imparts a visceral sense of what it meant to be poor and black in Chicago's South Side in the 1960s. A quietly affecting memoir, and a call to action.

Sag HarborSeptember 17th   Sag Harbor: A Novel bColson Whitehead

In this deeply affectionate and fiercely funny coming-of-age novel, Colson Whitehead uses the perpetual mortification of teenage existence and the desperate quest for reinvention to describe the summer identity quest of a black prep school student in 1985.

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