Book and tea on the lawn

The James Boyd Book Club reads the work of North Carolina authors – past and present.

Meetings are on the third Tuesday of each month, September through May, at 2 pm in the Weymouth Library.

This discussion group is open to members and non-members alike.

2018 Winter/Spring Reading List

On Press by Tom Wicker

January 16, 2018

A top reporter’s life in, and reflections on American journalism.

From Kirkus Reviews:

Wicker’s temperate, searching consideration of the changing state of American journalism since the era of Cold War certainties, addresses the qualms of those who feel the media may have “gone too far” as king-maker and whistle-blower.

 

The Blood of Emmett Till by Timothy B. Tyson

February 20, 2018

A book about the lynching of 14-year old Emmett Till and what actually happened to him based on new evidence.

From the New York Times Book Review:

Black life in America has endured as little more than a fragile truth in the hands of white aggressors. And Tyson does well to remind us just how all-consuming racial terror can be when wielded with brute force: “Affronted white supremacy drove every blow.”

 

Four North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame Poets:

Kathryn Stripling Byer, Helen Bevington, John Charles McNeill, Jonathan Williams

March 20, 2018

 

 

The Secret Life of Cee Cee Wilkes by Diane Chamberlain

April 17, 2018

The story of a pregnant woman who was murdered and the woman who raised her child.

 

May  TBD

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