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Book Club

The Croatan Book Club's goals are to enhance the members' reading experiences and to promote communication among Croatan residents.

Next Meeting

Time: 05/18/2017 07:00 PM
Host(ess): Jane Kelly
Discussion Leader: Jane Kelly

All neighbors are welcome. Just read the book (or maybe not), bring a beverage or snack, and e-mail the hostess if you will be attending.

Current Selection

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Current Selection Cover

A dazzling new novel: a story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home. As teenagers in a Lagos secondary school, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are leaving the country if they can. Ifemelu—beautiful, self-assured—departs for America to study. She suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships and friendships, all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of back home: race. Obinze—the quiet, thoughtful son of a professor—had hoped to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Years later, Obinze is a wealthy man in a newly democratic Nigeria, while Ifemelu has achieved success as a writer of an eye-opening blog about race in America. But when Ifemelu returns to Nigeria, and she and Obinze reignite their shared passion—for their homeland and for each other—they will face the toughest decisions of their lives.

Future Dates, Books, Discussion Leaders, and Hosts

Date Title Author Host(ess) Leader
06/15/2017 When Breath Becomes Air Paul Kalanithi TBA TBA
07/20/2017 Find Me Unafraid Kennedy Obede and Jessica Posner TBD TBD
08/17/2017 Leaving Time Jodi Picoult TBD TBD
09/21/2017 A Long Way Gone Ishmael Beah TBD TBD
10/19/2017 Station Eleven Emily St. John Mandel TBD TBD
12/07/2017 The RosieProject Graeme Simsion TBD TBD