What Are You Reading Right Now?

Looking for a book club? Join us this summer for The Beautiful Minds Book Club Meeting at the HEAL Complex hosted by Jeffrey Lanier Jones. This summer will review and discuss the following selections:


June 26, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
The Book of the Month is 12 Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis Beautiful and devastating, Ayana Mathis’s The Twelve Tribes of Hattie is wondrous from first to last—glorious, harrowing, unexpectedly uplifting, and blazing with life. An emotionally transfixing page-turner, a searing portrait of striving in the face of insurmountable adversity, an indelible encounter with the resilience of the human spirit and the driving force of the American dream. - Amazon
July 24, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
The book of the month is Passing Through by Colin Channer Written with poetic grace and titillating candor, each story shines against its own tableau—World War II, the rise of Fidel Castro, Mt. Pelée devastating Martinique, import-export trading, Bob Marley in the days before his music echoed all around the world. As men and women fall in love, marry and remarry, face moral conflicts and new identities, the volcano sees it all. From plantation days to the roots of revolution, it is a silent witness to the turbulent century that engulfs this tiny island of eternal humor, passion, and allure.- Amazon
July 28, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
The book of the month is The Street by Ann Petry THE STREET tells the poignant, often heartbreaking story of Lutie Johnson, a young black woman, and her spirited struggle to raise her son amid the violence, poverty, and racial dissonance of Harlem in the late 1940s. Originally published in 1946 and hailed by critics as a masterwork, The Street was Ann Petry's first novel, a beloved bestseller with more than a million copies in print. Its haunting tale still resonates today. - Amazon

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For more information contact Leadra Collins at (706)821-8322 or by email at lcollins@paine.edu.