The Friends of the Brainerd Public Library and Prairie Bay welcome you to Season 4 of Books Burgers and Brews. Books Burgers and Brews is a book club that is open to the public held of 3rd Monday's from 6 - 8 pm at Prairie Bay. We supply the books, discussion, and some fun extras, Prairie Bay prepares a fun menu to match the book. See details on our next discussion below!
Our vision for this event is to attract men and women alike and provide a fun venue to gather with friends and enjoy a fun discussion. We like to call it... "A Book Club With A Kick". We would love to have you join us! Please use the free RSVP link below to secure your spot.
Monday, May 18th Prairie Bay
The unforgettable New York Times best seller begins with the story of two half-sisters, separated by forces beyond their control: one sold into slavery, the other married to a British slaver. Written with tremendous sweep and power, Homegoing traces the generations of family who follow, as their destinies lead them through two continents and three hundred years of history, each life indeliably drawn, as the legacy of slavery is fully revealed in light of the present day.
Effia and Esi are born into different villages in eighteenth-century Ghana. Effia is married off to an Englishman and lives in comfort in the palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle. Unbeknownst to Effia, her sister, Esi, is imprisoned beneath her in the castle’s dungeons, sold with thousands of others into the Gold Coast’s booming slave trade, and shipped off to America, where her children and grandchildren will be raised in slavery. One thread of Homegoing follows Effia’s descendants through centuries of warfare in Ghana, as the Fante and Asante nations wrestle with the slave trade and British colonization. The other thread follows Esi and her children into America. From the plantations of the South to the Civil War and the Great Migration, from the coal mines of Pratt City, Alabama, to the jazz clubs and dope houses of twentieth-century Harlem, right up through the present day, Homegoing makes history visceral, and captures, with singular and stunning immediacy, how the memory of captivity came to be inscribed in the soul of a nation.
In the event we can not meet as a group - we will discuss online on the Books Burgers and Brews Facebook page.
Any costs for food sign up would be refunded.
Pick up your copy of this book today at the Brainerd Public Library front desk by asking for the Books, Burgers, and Brews once the title has been selected. The books at the library are first come first serve and we have 25 copies set aside for this event. Participants that use the library for the book selection are asked to return the book once they have completed reading so someone else will be able to check the title out. Other options are listing to the book on audio, or purchasing on line.
Please RSVP for this event as space is limited.
2019-2020 Season Line Up: