Oct
17
Tue
James Boyd Book Club Meeting @ The Library
Oct 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
James Boyd Book Club Meeting @ The Library  | Southern Pines | North Carolina | United States

Our Book Club meets the third Tuesday of every month and we read works by North Carolina authors.  All are welcome.  Please come and bring a friend!

This month, we will discuss The Conjure Woman, by Charles W. Chestnutt.

Charles Waddell Chesnutt (June 20, 1858 – November 15, 1932) was an African American author, essayist, political activist and lawyer, best known for his novels and short stories exploring complex issues of racial and social identity in the post-Civil War South.

The Conjure Woman is the title of an 1899 collection of seven stories by Charles W. Chesnutt, an important African American writer from the post-Civil War South; it was his first book. The stories deal with the racial issues facing the South after the war, often through the comments of the character of Uncle Julius McAdoo, a freed slave who tells these stories to a white couple from the North, John and Annie.

Nov
21
Tue
James Boyd Book Club Meeting @ The Library
Nov 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
James Boyd Book Club Meeting @ The Library  | Southern Pines | North Carolina | United States

Our Book Club meets the third Tuesday of every month and we read works by North Carolina authors.  All are welcome.  Please come and bring a friend!

This month, we will discuss You Can Fly:  The Tuskegee Airmen, a collection of poetry by Carole Boston Weatherford.

In this “masterful, inspiring evocation of an era” (Kirkus Reviews), award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford “wields the power of poetry to tell [the] gripping historical story” (Publishers Weekly) of the Tuskegee Airmen: pioneering African-American pilots who triumphed in the skies and past the color barrier during World War II.

Dec
19
Tue
James Boyd Book Club Meeting @ The Library
Dec 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
James Boyd Book Club Meeting @ The Library  | Southern Pines | North Carolina | United States

Our Book Club meets the third Tuesday of every month and we read works by North Carolina authors.  All are welcome.  Please come and bring a friend!

This month, we will discuss Something Rich and Strange, a collection of short stories by Ron Rash.

No one captures the complexities of Appalachia—a rugged, brutal landscape of exquisite beauty—as evocatively and indelibly as author and poet Ron Rash. Winner of the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, two O Henry prizes, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, Rash brilliantly illuminates the tensions between the traditional and the modern, the old and new south, tenderness and violence, man and nature. Though the focus is regional, the themes of Rash’s work are universal, striking an emotional chord that resonates deep within each of our lives.