Well-Read Black Girl Book Club

Join us for our Well-Read Black Girl Book Club Meet-Up! We'll be meeting monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, and this month's book club pick is Everything Inside: Stories by Edwidge Danticat.

The American Booksellers Association is partnering with Well-Read Black Girl founder Glory Edim to bring book club meetings to independent bookstores nationwide with the goal of amplifying diverse voices and supporting emerging writers of color. BookBar is proud to be one of the bookstore ambassadors! The Well-Read Black Girl Book Club is focused on empowering Black and Latinx writers. We invite girls/women of all races, age groups, and readers who identify as non-binary to participate in the book club. Find out more about Glory and Well-Read Black Girl on Instagram.

About the Book: Rich with hard-won wisdom and humanity, set in locales from Miami and Port-au-Prince to a small unnamed country in the Caribbean and beyond, Everything Inside is at once wide in scope and intimate, as it explores the forces that pull us together, or drive us apart, sometimes in the same searing instant. In these eight powerful, emotionally absorbing stories, a romance unexpectedly sparks between two wounded friends; a marriage ends for what seem like noble reasons, but with irreparable consequences; a young woman holds on to an impossible dream even as she fights for her survival; two lovers reunite after unimaginable tragedy, both for their country and in their lives; a baby’s christening brings three generations of a family to a precarious dance between old and new; a man falls to his death in slow motion, reliving the defining moments of the life he is about to lose. This is the indelible work of a keen observer of the human heart—a master at her best.

About the Author: Edwidge Danticat is the author of numerous books, including The Art of Death, a National Book Critics Circle finalist; Claire of the Sea Light, a New York Times Notable Book; Brother, I’m Dying, a National Book Critics Circle Award winner and National Book Award finalist; The Dew Breaker, a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist and winner of the inaugural Story Prize; The Farming of Bones, an American Book Award winner; Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah’s Book Club selection; and Krik? Krak!, also a National Book Award finalist. A 2018 Neustadt International Prize for Literature winner and the recipient of a MacArthur “Genius Grant,” she has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harper’s Magazine, and elsewhere.

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Everything Inside: Stories Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525521273
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf - August 27th, 2019