The purpose of this monthly book club is to read fiction and other books that help us understand other cultures and the issues of race. Bring your lunch, coffee and cookies will be served.
September 18 — There There by Tommy Orange
Orange’s shattering novel follows twelve characters from
Native communities, all traveling to the Big Oakland Pow
Wow and all connected to each other in ways they may
not yet realize. Together, this chorus of voices tells of
the plight of the urban Native American, grappling with
a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of
beauty and spirituality, and heroism.
October 16 – Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey
In the early 1920s, Bombay’s only female lawyer is
investigating a suspicious will on behalf of three Muslim
widows living in full purdah when the case takes a
turn toward the murderous. The award-winning author
brings us an atmospheric new historical mystery with a
captivating heroine who is driven by personal tragedy to
protect the rights of women.
We will feature a Michigan author who will come and speak about their book and writing experiences. Bring your lunch and join us in a discussion with these very diverse and interesting Michigan authors!
September 5 – Abbott by Saladin Ahmed
While investigating police brutality and corruption in 1970s Detroit, journalist Elena Abbott uncovers supernatural forces being controlled by a
secret society of the city’s elite. Book sales and signing at 12:30pm
October 3 – Sister Pie: The Recipes and Stories of a Big Hearted Baker in Detroit: A Baking Book by Lisa Ludwinski
At Sister Pie, Lisa Ludwinski and her band of sister bakers are helping make Detroit sweeter one slice at a time from a little corner pie shop in a former beauty salon on the city’s east side.
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