The Local Grocer – Raising Consciousness Book Club

The Local Grocer – Raising Consciousness Book Club

First Wednesday of the Month, 6:00 pm

Fostering a safe place to discuss, explore, grow and expand our consciousness.

FREE

Lead by Leah Mason and Kim Johnson

Join us for TLG’s Raising Consciousness Book Club. We will be choosing a different book every month and coming together the first Wednesday of each month for a lively and educational discussion about the book. Books will be for sale at The Local Grocer for the following month’s book club. Regular attendees will contribute to the choosing of books.

Upcoming Dates:

October 4th – Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Winner of the PEN/ Hemingway Award
Winner of the NBCC’s John Leonard Award
A New York Times Notable Book
A Washington Post Notable Book
One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, Time, Oprah.com, Harper’s Bazaar, San Francisco Chronicle, Mother Jones, Esquire, Elle, Paste, Entertainment Weekly, the Skimm, Minneapolis Star Tribune, BuzzFeed

Ghana, eighteenth century: two half sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid on her village, imprisoned in the very same castle, and sold into slavery.

Homegoing follows the parallel paths of these sisters and their descendants through eight generations: from the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi, from the American Civil War to Jazz Age Harlem. Yaa Gyasi’s extraordinary novel illuminates slavery’s troubled legacy both for those who were taken and those who stayed—and shows how the memory of captivity has been inscribed on the soul of our nation.

November 1st – The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood

This book choice is also part of the One Book One Valley ~ which includes local area NH and Maine libraries

One Book One Valley is a community read program for the Mount Washington Valley area, similar to others offered around the country. Its mission is to strengthen community ties and promote literacy through reading and discussing a book with a theme that resonates locally.

Thursday, October 26 at 7 pm: Author Monica Wood will speak and answer questions at Loynd Auditorium, Kennett High School. The program will be followed by a book signing. Come that night as well as we will discuss it our November 1st meeting.

In The One-in-a-Million Boy, Monica Wood tells a magical, beautifully written story about the healing power of friendship, music, and unexpected, generation-spanning connections. As emotionally resonant as The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, this novel hums with energy, warmth, wisdom, humor, and soul. ~ Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train

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