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Food for Thought: The Office of Historical Corrections (Jan 11)

Updated: Dec 27, 2023

This series of book discussions centers around the literary element of place. We meet at 5:30pm on the 2nd Thursday at the Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., in the 2nd floor meeting room. Haven't read the book yet? No worries.

The January title is The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans. This book is available at the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, the YSU Barnes & Noble, and POP! Arts, Book, Culture via Bookshop.

"The Office of Historical Corrections includes six short stories and the novella for which the collection is named. The stories are compact and well-structured, full of sardonicism, narrative tension and complex characters and relationships; collectively, they foreshadow the novella that follows. The lived experience of Black women in America permeates and energizes the entire work. Evans’ female characters — and all of her protagonists are women — are just trying to live their lives by striving, loving, grieving and caring for themselves, their parents, children and friends, but they are doing so in the face of racially-motivated microaggressions or outright racism.”

Upcoming books in this series: February (creative nonfiction) Just Us by Claudia Rankine March (short stories) What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us by Laura van den Berg April (memoir) 50 Miles by Sheryl St. Germain May (novel) Ohio by Stephen Markley

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