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“The Water Dancer” Book Club
February 24, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Join us for February Book Club!
“Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her — but was gifted with a mysterious power. Years later, when Hiram almost drowns in a river, that same power saves his life. This brush with death births an urgency in Hiram and a daring scheme: to escape from the only home he’s ever known.
So begins an unexpected journey that takes Hiram from the corrupt grandeur of Virginia’s proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the deep South to dangerously utopic movements in the North. Even as he’s enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved, Hiram’s resolve to rescue the family he left behind endures.”
Dive into Ta-Nehisi Coates’s breathtaking debut novel with fellow Hoos.
Registrants will receive the Zoom link via email prior to the event. We ask that participants register by 12:00 p.m. the day of the event.
If you are able, we encourage you to consider purchasing this book from a local independent bookstore offering shipping or curbside pickup.