NEW & NOTABLE BOOK CLUB: Memorial by Bryan Washington
Sunday January 24 | 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Join us to discuss Bryan Washington's highly celebrated novel about friendship, family, food, intimacy, and finding home, called "wryly funny, gently devastating" by Entertainment Weekly, and named a best book of 2020 by half a dozen outlets!
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EATING OUR WORDS Book Club: The Cooking Gene by Michael W. Twitty
Monday January 25 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Join us for our inaugural meeting of TYB's new book club devoted to food writing: EATING OUR WORDS! We're thrilled to discuss THE COOKING GENE: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South, winner of the 2018 James Beard Book of the Year Award. Culinary historian Michael W. Twitty presents "a mix of personal narrative and the history of race, politics, economics and enslavement that will broaden notions of African-American culinary identity" (Toni Tipton-Martin, James Beard Award-winning author of The Jemima Code).
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AUTHOR EVENT: Melissa Broder presents MILK FED
Thursday February 18 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
We're thrilled to celebrate the release of Melissa Broder's bold, sexy, and hilarious second novel, MILK FED. An Indie Next pick for February, it centers around Rachel, a calorie-obsessed lapsed Jew who longs for meaning and fulfillment. When she meets Miriam, an Orthodox woman who works at the yogurt shop, sparks (and sprinkles!) fly. Unflinchingly honest, unexpectedly moving, and a brilliant checkmate to shame, both carnal and spiritual--Milk Fed is a novel you'll stay up late to finish reading. Preorders are available now, and signed bookplates are on their way! Registration for this event is required.
EATING OUR WORDS Book Club: Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl
Monday February 22 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Bring an appetite for discussion as we chew on the acclaimed memoir that spans Ruth Reichl's decade-long editorship of Gourmet magazine. The NYT calls it "poignant and hilarious...simply delicious," and we'd have to agree!
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AUTHOR EVENT: Dantiel Moniz, author of MILK BLOOD HEAT, in conversation with Deesha Philyaw, author of THE SECRET LIVES OF CHURCH LADIES
Thursday February 25 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
We are closing out February with a powerhouse event featuring Dantiel W. Moniz (a "Writer to Watch" via Publishers Weekly), whose stellar collection MILK BLOOD HEAT is an Indie Next pick, in conversation with Deesha Philyaw, author of THE SECRET LIVES OF CHURCH LADIES, one of our 2020 favorites.
Lauren Groff calls MILK BLOOD HEAT "a gorgeous debut," and it has already been selected for Roxane Gay's new Audacious Bookclub as the April pick. It's a "most anticipated" book in over a half dozen outlets, including O, The Oprah Magazine. We found these stories riveting in their truths and masterful in their telling.
Preorders for MILK BLOOD HEAT are available now. THE SECRET LIVES OF CHURCH LADIES is in stock and a must-read also! Registration is required for this not-to-be-missed event!
Dantiel W. Moniz is the recipient of the Alice Hoffman Prize for Fiction, the Cecelia Joyce Johnson Emerging Writer Award by the Key West Literary Seminars, and a Tin House Scholarship. Her fiction has appeared in Tin House, Ploughshares, the Yale Review, Joyland, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, and elsewhere. Milk Blood Heat is her first book. She lives in Northeast Florida.
Deesha Philyaw is the author of The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, finalist for the National Book Award. Her writing on race, parenting, gender, and culture has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, McSweeney’s, the Rumpus, Brevity, Apogee Journal, Barrelhouse, Baltimore Review, Cheat River Review, Electric Literature, Harvard Review, and elsewhere. Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, she currently lives in Pittsburgh with her daughters.
NEW & NOTABLE BOOK CLUB: Having and Being Had by Eula Biss
Sunday February 28 | 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR and others, as well as a NYT's Editor's Choice, Eula Biss's HAVING AND BEING HAD is a rigorous yet highly readable interrogation of "work, leisure, and the lived experience of capitalism." What exactly *is* work, and how has its definition, as well as our perceptions of it, changed through history? This one is sure to stir up some great questions!
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