Books for Lunch Book Discussion
May 04, 2009
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
|Where||Hoffmann Community Room|
|Contact Name||Shirley Vonderhaar|
Adult readers welcome
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This group gathers on the first Monday of each month to discuss different books selected by the group. This month’s selection is Dreams from my Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama. This book is a poignant, probing memoir of an unusual life. Born in 1961 to a white American woman and a black Kenyan student, Obama was reared in Hawaii by his mother and her parents, his father having left for further study and a return home to Africa. Obama's not-unhappy youth is nevertheless a lonely voyage to racial identity, tensions in school, struggling with black literature and with one month-long visit when he was 10 from his commanding father. Bring your lunch, if you wish. Dessert and beverages are provided by the participants or the Friends of the Library. Copies of the book are available to borrow from the library.