April GR Virtually Reads: If Beale Street Could Talk
Join us virtually in April to discuss "If Beale Street Could Talk" by James Baldwin.
Whether you have just started the book or finished it months ago, all are welcome to come and join our book club, we would love to have you!
This book club is a virtual book club. You can join here or by copying the link into your browser: https://collegeforcreativestudies.zoom.us/j/93250820873
Purchase your copy of "If Beale Street Could Talk" quick and easy!
This book club is free and open to the public. Purchase your copy at Pages and get 15% off. This book club usually meets on the first Tuesday of every other month. Call the bookshop and ask one of our booksellers to learn more about it!
About If Beale Street Could Talk
In this honest and stunning novel that inspired the award-winning major motion picture of the same name, James Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice.
"A major work of Black American fiction." –The New Republic
Told through the eyes of Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl, in love with Fonny, a young sculptor who is the father of her child, Baldwin’s story mixes the sweet and the sad. Tish and Fonny have pledged to get married, but Fonny is falsely accused of a terrible crime and imprisoned. Their families set out to clear his name, and as they face an uncertain future, the young lovers experience a kaleidoscope of emotions–affection, despair, and hope. In a love story that evokes the blues, where passion and sadness are inevitably intertwined, Baldwin has created two characters so alive and profoundly realized that they are unforgettably ingrained in the American psyche.