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