Our next book for discussion will be a family drama - The Star Side of Bird Hill by Naomi Jackson. Join us for a pair of conversations on Monday, January 30:
- at NOON where you're invited to bring along a sack lunch for a daytime conversation,
- and again at 7 pm for those who prefer an after-work or post-dinner evening conversation.
This lyrical novel of community, betrayal, and love centers on an unforgettable matriarchal family in Barbados. Two sisters are sent for the summer of 1989 to live with their grandmother. Dionne, age 16, spends the summer in search of love, testing her grandmother’s limits, and wanting to go home. Phaedra, age 10, explores Bird Hill, where her family has lived for generations, accompanies her grandmother in her role as a midwife, and investigates their mother’s mysterious life.
This tautly-paced coming of age story builds to a crisis when the father they barely know comes to Bird Hill to reclaim his daughters, and both Phaedra and Dionne must choose between the Brooklyn they once knew and loved or the Barbados of their family.
We brought in books for IMMEDIATE CHECKOUT, but there are limited quantities - stop in to check one out and take it home today!