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Novel Neighbor Book Club – April

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Novel Neighbor Book Club meets on the second Monday of every month at 7pm – and everyone is welcome!

Our next meeting will be held virtually via Zoom on April 12th. For information on how to join a Zoom call, click here.

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Current Selection
April’s selection is The Last Children of Mill Creek by Vivian Gibson

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Vivian Gibson grew up in Mill Creek Valley, a segregated working-class neighborhood of St. Louis that was razed in 1959 to build a highway, an act of racism disguised under urban renewal as “progress.” The three rooms of her childhood home were heated by a wood-burning stove; her family had no hot water or furnace, but what Gibson lacked in material comforts she made up for in imagination. A moving memoir of family life at a time very different from the present, The Last Children of Mill Creek chronicles the everyday lived experiences of Gibson’s large family — her seven siblings, her crafty, college-educated mother, and her hard-working father — and the friends, shop owners, church ladies, teachers, and others who made Mill Creek into a warm, tight-knit African-American community. In Gibson’s words, “This memoir is about survival, as told from the viewpoint of a watchful young girl — a collection of decidedly universal stories that chronicle the extraordinary lives of ordinary people.

Details

Date:
April 12
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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