Shelf Indulgence Book Club: Coming-of-age

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New month, new genre! Join Anya and Megan in person OR via Zoom to indulge in a good book while exploring different genres of literature. Copies of the book will be available at the library to check out one month prior to the discussion. 

In February, we'll be discussing Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson. 

In present-day California, Eleanor Bennett’s death leaves behind a puzzling inheritance for her two children, Byron and Benny: a black cake, made from a family recipe with a long history, and a voice recording. In her message, Eleanor shares a tumultuous story about a headstrong young swimmer who escapes her island home under suspicion of murder. The heartbreaking tale Eleanor unfolds, the secrets she still holds back, and the mystery of a long-lost child challenge everything the siblings thought they knew about their lineage and themselves.

Can Byron and Benny reclaim their once-close relationship, piece together Eleanor’s true history, and fulfill her final request to “share the black cake when the time is right”? Will their mother’s revelations bring them back together or leave them feeling more lost than ever?

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Online registration required. The Zoom link for the discussion will be emailed the day of the discussion to all who register.