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Folktales' Black Women's Literary Society Book Club Meeting

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 6:00pm

Folktales' Black Women's Literary Society Book Club meets the 3rd Friday of each month from February - November primarily at the George Washington Carver Museum.

We are a group of Black women reading African America authors. For more information - including a list of the books we've read contact Peggy Terry at folktaleslitsociety@hotmail.com.

The October book is "Halsey Street" by Naima Coster.

"A modern-day story of family, loss, and renewal, Halsey Street captures the deeply human need to belong—not only to a place but to one another.

Penelope Grand has scrapped her failed career as an artist in Pittsburgh and moved back to Brooklyn to keep an eye on her ailing father. She’s accepted that her future won’t be what she’d dreamed, but now, as gentrification has completely reshaped her old neighborhood, even her past is unrecognizable. Old haunts have been razed, and wealthy white strangers have replaced every familiar face in Bed-Stuy. Even her mother, Mirella, has abandoned the family to reclaim her roots in the Dominican Republic. That took courage. It’s also unforgivable.

When Penelope moves into the attic apartment of the affluent Harpers, she thinks she’s found a semblance of family—and maybe even love. But her world is upended again when she receives a postcard from Mirella asking for reconciliation. As old wounds are reopened, and secrets revealed, a journey across an ocean of sacrifice and self-discovery begins.

An engrossing debut, Halsey Street shifts between the perspectives of these two captivating, troubled women. Mirella has one last chance to win back the heart of the daughter she’d lost long before leaving New York, and for Penelope, it’s time to break free of the hold of the past and start navigating her own life." https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35995770-halsey-street

 

Location Information
George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center
1165 Angelina St.
Austin, TX 78702
Contact Information
+1-5129744926