James Boyd Book Club

The James Boyd Book Club reads North Carolina authors’ works, past and present.

Meetings are on the third Tuesday of each month, September through May, at 2pm in the Weymouth Library.  This discussion group is open members and non-members alike.

2017 Fall/Winter Reading List

     19 September   Charlie Lovett, The Lost Book of the Grail, a novel of medieval manuscripts

     17 October        Charles W. Chesnutt, The Conjure Woman, folklore and supernaturalism

     21 November    Carole Boston Weatherford, You Can Fly, poetry about the Tuskegee Airmen

     19 December     Ron Rash, Something Rich and Strange, stories as only Rash can tell them

 

2018 Winter/Spring Reading List

16 January        Tom Wicker, On Press, a top reporter’s life in, and reflections on American journalism

20 February      Timothy B. Tyson, The Blood of Emmett Till, a book about the lynching of 14-year old Emmett Till and what actually happened to him based on new evidence.

20 March          4 North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame Poets:  Kathryn Stripling Byer, Helen Bevington, John Charles McNeill, Jonathan Williams

17 April              Diane Chamberlain, The Secret Life of Cee Cee Wilkes, the story of a pregnant woman who was murdered and the woman who raised her child

May                    TBD