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Sunrise Book Club

Description

Drop in for a discussion of Under the Tulip Tree by Michelle Shocklee. Available in both print and e-book version.

Additional Information

This is an in-person program.  Do not attend if you are feeling unwell. Masks are required.

Under the Tulip Tree: Sixteen-year-old Lorena Leland's dreams of a rich and fulfilling life as a writer are dashed when the stock market crashes in 1929. Seven years into the Great Depression, Rena's banker father has retreated into the bottle, her sister is married to a lazy charlatan and gambler, and Rena is an unemployed newspaper reporter. Eager for any writing job, Rena accepts a position interviewing former slaves for the Federal Writers' Project. There, she meets Frankie Washington, a 101-year-old woman whose honest yet tragic past captivates Rena. As Frankie recounts her life as a slave, Rena is horrified to learn of all the older woman has endured-especially because Rena's ancestors owned slaves. While Frankie's story challenges Rena's preconceptions about slavery, it also connects the two women whose lives are otherwise separated by age, race, and circumstances. But will this bond of respect, admiration, and friendship be broken by a revelation neither woman sees coming? Borrow it today!

Drop In

When


Dec 21 2021, 1:00pm

Where


Sunrise Branch, SU-1

Event Type


Books and Storytelling

Topic


Book Clubs
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