Rainy Day Books Book Club Discussion of The Mothers

EVENT OVERVIEW AND FORMAT:  Rainy Day Books will Present a Book Club Discussion of The Mothers by Brit Bennett.  Mary McBride, Bookseller will discuss The Mothers in detail with the Attendees.

ABOUT THE BOOK:  Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett's mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition. It begins with a secret. "All good secrets have a taste before you tell them, and if we'd taken a moment to swish this one around our mouths, we might have noticed the sourness of an unripe secret, plucked too soon, stolen and passed around before its season." It is the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, seventeen-year-old beauty. Mourning her own mother's recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor's son. Luke Sheppard is twenty-one, a former football star whose injury has reduced him to waiting tables at a diner. They are young; it's not serious. But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance and the subsequent cover-up will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth. As Nadia hides her secret from everyone, including Aubrey, her God-fearing best friend, the years move quickly. Soon, Nadia, Luke, and Aubrey are full-fledged adults and still living in debt to the choices they made that one seaside summer, caught in a love triangle they must carefully maneuver, and dogged by the constant, nagging question: What if they had chosen differently? The possibilities of the road not taken are a relentless haunt. In entrancing, lyrical prose, The Mothers asks whether a "what if" can be more powerful than an experience itself. If, as time passes, we must always live in servitude to the decisions of our younger selves, to the communities that have parented us, and to the decisions we make that shape our lives forever.

DATE & TIME:  Monday, January 09, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

LOCATION: Rainy Day Books in The Fairway Shops, 2706 W 53rd Street, Fairway, Kansas 66205

ADMISSION PACKAGE PER PERSON (ADMITS ONE):  $26.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Reservation and One Hardcover of The Mothers.

SEATING IS LIMITED:  We encourage you to Reserve your Seat in Advance.  Seating is Limited to 20 People.

DISCLAIMER:  All Event Sales are Final, Non-Refundable and Non-Exchangeable.

Event date: 
Monday, January 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Rainy Day Books in The Fairway Shops
2706 W. 53rd Street
Fairway, KS 66205
$26.00
SKU: BookClub01092017Admit1

ADMIT ONE: Includes one hardcover copy of The Mothers by Brit Bennett and one reserved seat.


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