There's nothing like a good book and the African American Writers Book Discussion Group (AAWBDG) reads one each month. This club has been reading and discussing books written by black authors for more than 20 years. Membership is open to all adults (age 18 and older) and meets 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month, mostly at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Avenue. Click here to reserve books from the library. Contact Vince Omni, 785-213-0138 or firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
"Stories from Yard"
by Alecia McKenzie
7 p.m. Thursday, November 19, 2015
In this collection of compelling short stories set in Jamaica and the United States, female characters rely on their resilience, creativity, optimism, humor and friendship to help them make their way in a difficult world. In these diverse and subtly constructed stories, gritty realism and irony are in constant tension with possibility and hope, as a child overcomes her fear of roaches to get an education, a middle-aged reggae singer finds happiness with a younger Brazilian lover and estranged friends seek forgiveness.
Reserve a copy of this book through the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.