Please join us for a discussion of The Revisioners by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, led by Jennifer Asimakopoulos.
In 1925, Josephine is the proud owner of a thriving farm. As a child, she channeled otherworldly power to free herself from slavery. Now, her new neighbor, a white woman named Charlotte, seeks her company, and an uneasy friendship grows between them. But Charlotte has also sought solace in the Ku Klux Klan, a relationship that jeopardizes Josephine’s family.
Nearly one hundred years later, Josephine’s descendant, Ava, is a single mother who has just lost her job. She moves in with her white grandmother Martha, a wealthy but lonely woman who pays her grandchild to be her companion. But Martha’s behavior soon becomes erratic, then even threatening, and Ava must escape before her story and Josephine’s converge.
The Revisioners explores the depths of women’s relationships—powerful women and marginalized women, healers and survivors. It is a novel about the bonds between a mother and a child, the dangers that upend those bonds. At its core, The Revisioners ponders generational legacies, the endurance of hope, and the undying promise of freedom.
-Summary courtesy of Goodreads.
***PLEASE NOTE- This title is available on Hoopla and Overdrive.
This discussion will be held online. RSVP to Jennifer Asimakopoulos (email@example.com)
You will receive an email the week of the discussion with details regarding how to join virtually.
Thursday, July 16th, 2-4 p.m.
As always, discussion of the book includes a nuts-and-bolts session devoted to sharing practical solutions to the problems and concerns of book discussion leaders. Allyson Coan will lead the discussion on our next leadership topic:
RA Services After We Re-Open: How are libraries serving and connecting patrons in the hybrid digital/physical model? Consider book clubs, displays, curbside pickup, etc. Please bring success stories or learning opportunities so we can all learn from each other.
Also, remember that you can always bring any problems or concerns you have with your group, no matter the topic, so we can all help each other.
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