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Books and Lunch on Tuesdays - Homegoing

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Join BLT (Books and Lunch on Tuesdays), Howe Library's book group. We meet the second Tuesday of each month at noon.  Bring your lunch and a healthy appetite for good discussion.

Tuesday, September 12th

Homegoing: A Novel

by Yaa Gyasi


Gyasi's amazing debut offers an unforgettable, page-turning look at the histories of Ghana and America, as the author traces a single bloodline across seven generations, beginning with Ghanaian half-sisters Effia, who is married off to a British colonizer in the 1760s, and Esi, who is captured into the British slave-trading system around the same time. These women never meet, never know of each other's existence, yet in alternating narratives we see their respective families swell through the eyes of slaves, wanderers, union leaders, teachers, heroin addicts, and more--these often feel like linked short stories, with each descendent receiving his or her own chapter. Esi's descendants find themselves on the other side of the Atlantic, toiling on plantations in the American South before escaping to the North for freedom, while Effia's offspring become intertwined in the Gold Coast slave trade, until her grandson breaks away and disappears to live a simple existence with his true love. In both America and Ghana, prosperity rises and falls from parent to child, love comes and goes, and the characters' trust of white men wavers. These story elements purposely echo like ghosts--as history often repeats itself--yet Gyasi writes each narrative with remarkable freshness and subtlety. A marvelous novel.e. - Publishers Weekly (starred review)


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Date: September 12, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Rotary Room


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Sending Love the Old-Fashioned Way
September 25, 2017
First Time Story Time
September 25, 2017
Cine Salon: Introduction to Chris Marker
September 26, 2017
Drop-In Technical Help
September 26, 2017
Play Group for Children Ages Infants to 2 Years
September 27, 2017
French Club Field Trip
September 27, 2017
Chess Club
September 27, 2017
Becoming Wolf: Eastern Coyote in New England
September 28, 2017
Spanish Playgroup
September 28, 2017
We Sign Together Story Time
September 29, 2017
Music & Movement Story Time
September 29, 2017
Preschool Story Time
September 30, 2017
Chinese Story Time and Playgroup
October 1, 2017
Costume Swap
October 1, 2017
Paper Mache with Margaret Sheehan
October 2, 2017
First Time Story Time
October 2, 2017
Cine Salon: The St. Louis Bank Robbery & others
October 3, 2017
Play Group for Children Ages Infants to 2 Years
October 3, 2017
Drop-In Technical Help
October 4, 2017
Chess Club
October 5, 2017
Spanish Playgroup
October 5, 2017
Evening Book Discussion: Emma and Otto and Russell and James
October 6, 2017
Music & Movement Story Time
October 6, 2017
Preschool Story Time
October 7, 2017
Chinese Story Time and Playgroup
October 10, 2017
Play Group for Children Ages Infants to 2 Years
October 10, 2017
Drop-In Technical Help
October 10, 2017
Books and Lunch on Tuesdays - Etta and Otto and Russell and James
October 11, 2017
Chess Club
October 12, 2017
Spanish Playgroup
October 12, 2017
We Sign Together Story Time
October 13, 2017
Music & Movement Story Time
October 13, 2017
Preschool Story Time
October 14, 2017
Chinese Story Time and Playgroup
October 16, 2017
First Time Story Time
October 16, 2017
Cine Salon: Markerís Menageries
October 17, 2017
Play Group for Children Ages Infants to 2 Years
October 17, 2017
Drop-In Technical Help
October 18, 2017
Chess Club
October 19, 2017
Spanish Playgroup
October 20, 2017
Music & Movement Story Time
October 20, 2017
Preschool Story Time
October 21, 2017
Chinese Story Time and Playgroup
October 21, 2017
Cine Salon: Home Movie Day 15
October 22, 2017
The Music of French-Canadians, Franco-Americans, Acadians and Cajuns
October 23, 2017
First Time Story Time
October 24, 2017
Play Group for Children Ages Infants to 2 Years
October 24, 2017
Drop-In Technical Help
October 25, 2017
Chess Club
October 26, 2017
Bake for Good
October 26, 2017
Spanish Playgroup
October 26, 2017
We Sign Together Story Time
October 27, 2017
Music & Movement Story Time
October 27, 2017
Preschool Story Time
October 28, 2017
Chinese Story Time and Playgroup
October 30, 2017
First Time Story Time
October 30, 2017
New Hampshire's One-Room Rural Schools: The Romance and the Reality
October 31, 2017
Play Group for Children Ages Infants to 2 Years
October 31, 2017
Drop-In Technical Help
November 1, 2017
Spanish Story Time
November 4, 2017
Full Moon Family Band with Lois Fein
November 6, 2017
Cine Salon: Soviet Vortex
November 7, 2017
Drop-In Technical Help
November 8, 2017
Spanish Story Time
November 9, 2017
Jon Turk: Crocodiles and Ice
November 10, 2017
Closed for Veterans' Day
November 11, 2017
Closed for Veterans' Day
November 14, 2017
Drop-In Technical Help
November 15, 2017
Spanish Story Time
November 20, 2017
Cine Salon: Polar Opposites
November 21, 2017
Drop-In Technical Help
November 23, 2017
Closed for Thanksgiving
November 24, 2017
Closed for Thanksgiving
November 28, 2017
Drop-In Technical Help
November 29, 2017
Spanish Story Time
December 11, 2017
Cine Salon: All That Heaven Allows
December 22, 2017
Closed for Christmas
December 23, 2017
Closed for Christmas
December 24, 2017
Closed for Christmas
December 25, 2017
Closed for Christmas
January 1, 2018
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