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Food for Thought: Black Authors

Last round, we enjoyed a series of books surrounding the theme of humankind in the natural world. As usual, we take the summer off and start up in September with a new series, this time books by Black authors. Hope you’ll join us.

September through December we’ll meet 2nd Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00. We met at Cultivate Cafe until we switched to Zoom. We miss meeting in person and will do so as soon as it’s safe. In January we’ll move to 2nd Thursdays.


Register here for the 2020 book discussions on the second Wednesday.

Register here for all of the 2021 book discussions on the second Thursday.

Alex Clark for The Guardian: “With the publication of The Autograph Man, Zadie Smith fulfills her early promise and shows another side… The Autograph Man tells us how she (Zadie Smith) feels and what she thinks about a lot of other things, too, among them Jewishness and goyishness, Zen Buddhism, the relationship between Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, being upgraded to business class, living on your own with a cat, the manic internationalism of hotel breakfasts, male bonding and female bravery, Ginger Rogers and Lauren Bacall.”

The Autograph Man is available at the Trumbull County Library, and the YSU Barnes and Noble.

September 9 (fiction) The Autograph Man by Zadie Smith October 14 (fiction) The Water Dancer by Ta Nehisi Coates November 11 (poetry) Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay December 9 Any children’s book by a Black author January 14 (short stories) The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche February 11 (fiction) The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead March 11 (fiction) We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo April 8 (speculative fiction) Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler May 13 (fiction) An American Marriage by Tayari Jones



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