Sunday, February 1, 2009

Book Club Updates

From Marjorie Regan:

Feb. 17,2009, The Known World by E. P. Jones. Before the Civil War, a black slave buys his freedom and then buys black men to work for him.

March 17, 2009, The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton. This heroine in early 20th century New York has no fortune and is unable to find her place in the upper .level of society. Fictional depiction of the rigid class system of the time.

Change: April 21st, 2009 Vivi Hlvasa’s Community Wide Selection : Stories by Andrea Lee

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1 comment:

  1. The Known World is a beautifully written, thought-provoking, insightful book. Jones' delving into the peculiarities of free men of color owning slaves was gripping. At times I felt I was reading historical non-fiction rather than a novel. I hope you enjoyed it, too.