VENTURE OUTDOORS (OR IN) WITH A GREAT MEMOIR

Join us for a monthly book club meeting discussing our Memoir of the Month with Professor Nicole Peeler of Seton Hill. No purchase is necessary.

 

May’s book is Always Another Country by Sisonke Msimang.

 

About the Book

Born in exile, in Zambia, to a guerrilla father and a working mother, Sisonke Msimang is constantly on the move. Her parents, talented and highly educated, travel from Zambia to Kenya and Canada and beyond with their young family. Always the outsider, and against a backdrop of racism and xenophobia, Sisonke develops her keenly perceptive view of the world. In this sparkling account of a young girl’s path to womanhood, Sisonke interweaves her personal story with her political awakening in America and Africa, her euphoria at returning to the new South Africa, and her disillusionment with the new elites. Confidential and reflective, Always Another Country is a search for belonging and identity: a warm and intimate story that will move many readers.

 

Link for the virtual meeting will be sent via email 3 days before the event.

VENTURE OUTDOORS (or IN) WITH A GREAT MEMOIR

Join us for a monthly book club meeting discussing our Memoir of the Month with Professor Nicole Peeler of Seton Hill. No purchase is necessary.

 

April’s book is H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald.

 

About the book

ON MORE THAN 25 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR LISTS: including TIME (#1 Nonfiction Book), NPR, O, The Oprah Magazine (10 Favorite Books), Vogue (Top 10), Vanity Fair, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Seattle Times, San Francisco Chronicle (Top 10), Miami Herald, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Minneapolis Star Tribune (Top 10), Library Journal (Top 10), Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Slate, Shelf Awareness, Book Riot, Amazon (Top 20)The instant New York Times bestseller and award-winning sensation, Helen Macdonald’s story of adopting and raising one of nature’s most vicious predators has soared into the hearts of millions of readers worldwide. Fierce and feral, her goshawk Mabel’s temperament mirrors Helen’s own state of grief after her father’s death, and together raptor and human “discover the pain and beauty of being alive” (People). H Is for Hawk is a genre-defying debut from one of our most unique and transcendent voices.

 

Link for this session will be sent 3 days before the meeting via email.