Friday with the Friends - Book Club

  • November 14, 2014
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Hibiscus Room - 3rd Floor, Mandel Public Library of WPB


The Good Lord Bird by James McBride

Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1857, when the region is a battleground between anti- and pro-slavery forces.  When John Brown, the legendary abolitionist, arrives in the area, an argument between Brown and Henry's master quickly turns violent.  Henry is forced to leave town--with Brown, who believes he's a girl.  An absorbing mix of history and imagination, and told with McBride's meticulous eye for detail and character, The Good Lord Bird is both a rousing adventure and a moving expiration of identity and survival. -- from

11:30 - 12:00 - Book Chatter

12:00 - 1:00 - Moderated Book Discussion


This is a brown-bag lunch event.  Bring your own lunch or purchase lunch before you arrive from any downtown Merchant.


This event is free and open to Friends members and the public.  All are welcome.

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