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Black Voices Book Club

2022-11-28 19:00:00 2022-11-28 20:00:00 America/New_York Black Voices Book Club Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Neighborhood Library -

Monday, November 28
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-11-28 19:00:00 2022-11-28 20:00:00 America/New_York Black Voices Book Club Join us for a discussion of "These Ghosts Are Family" by Maisy Card. Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Neighborhood Library -

Join us for a discussion of "These Ghosts Are Family" by Maisy Card.

These Ghosts Are Family is a story about Abel Paisley who decides the time has come to revel his thirty-five old secret. In the early 1970’s Abel Paisley leaves Jamaica for England to seek a job with the help of his best friend Stanford Solomon. Soon after Paisley arrives Stanford dies tragically in an accident. Abel Paisley makes a choice of stealing his friend’s Stanford’s identity and forsaking his young family in Jamaica. More than thirty years later when Abel Paisley his facing his own death he decides he must tell the truth to his two daughters from two different families This tale of family centers on the consequences of one man’s decision and the sweep of history, slavery, migration and the more personal dramas of lost love, regret and finally transcendence.

Maisy Card is a writer and a librarian. Her debut novel, These Ghosts are Family won an American Book Award, the 2021 OCM Bocas Prize in Fiction and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel. She was born in St. Catherine, Jamaica, and raised in Queens, New York. She earned an MFA in Fiction from Brooklyn College, an MLS from Rutgers University. In an interview for Simon and Shuster's Books Like Us series, she talks about how Toni Morrison influenced her writing. Maisy Card’s webpage can be found here.

The discussion will take place in Meeting Room 1 at the Shepherd Park/Juanita E. Thornton Library. Copies of the book, including large print, audiobook and e-book copies may be picked up at the library or checked out online with your library card. 

 

 

AGE GROUP: | Seniors | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Club | Age-Friendly DC |

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