Walker Book Group

April 12, 2020 | 5:30 PM

Join the Walker Book Group on Sunday, April 12 at 5:30 pm via zoom. 

We will discuss The Nickel Boys, a historical novel, by Colson Whitehead. This is a fictionalized account of the horrific violence perpetrated at a Florida reform school in the 1960s. The extent of this violence was discovered when an unmarked gravesite was found by workers excavating the grounds for a new building. Referring to this novel and Whitehead’s previous novel, Frank Rich, the New York Times reviewer writes, “in this writer’s powerful reckoning, those who enable historical amnesia are accessories to the crimes against humanity whose erasure they facilitate.”  Whitehead’s goal is to ensure that readers can’t forget.

In May, we will discuss a classic novel, The Return of the Native, by Thomas Hardy.  In June, we will discuss Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout.

We meet on the second Sunday of each month from September through June. For future updates, subscribe to the Walker Book Group egroup list at AlbanyUU-WalkerBookGroup@egroups.churchdb.com. Contact Martha Musser for further information at mussermartha@gmail.com.

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