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Afternoon Book Group
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
Afternoon Book Group
WhereMagnolia Branch
Room LocationJim Thixton and Carol Bennett Thixton Meeting Room
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryJoin us for a book group at the Magnolia Branch. Everyone is welcome. This month’s title is "A Lesson Before Dying" by Ernest Gaines.
Book DescriptionA Lesson Before Dying , is set in a small Cajun community in the late 1940's. Jefferson, a young black man, is an unwitting party to a liquor store shoot out in which three men are killed; the only survivor, he is convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Grant Wiggins, who left his hometown for the university, has returned to the plantation school to teach. As he struggles with his decision whether to stay or escape to another state, his aunt and Jefferson's godmother persuade him to visit Jefferson in his cell and impart his learning and his pride to Jefferson before his death. In the end, the two men forge a bond as they both come to understand the simple heroism of resisting and defying the expected.
View in Catalog"A Lesson Before Dying" by Ernest Gaines
Next Month's Title"Freakonomics" by Steven Levitt.
NotesThis group meets the third Thursday of the month at 12:30 p.m.
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Pick up your copy of this month's book at the Magnolia Branch.
Contact Phone206-386-4225
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Contact InfoMagnolia Branch
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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